|African National Congress (ANC) Emblem|
|Chief Albert Luthuli|
This political party was once deemed as a terrorist organization in the old apartheid regime of South Africa with Nelson Mandela being the Osama Bin Laden of their time, and now these very terrorists are the leaders of the Republic of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winners and one of the most inspiring examples of human strength and fighting spirit. Perspective is interesting, is it not? Why are some called terrorists and why are some called heroes? How does one change from one to another? Why are some dead and why are some alive? That's another blog, but it is an interesting topic to ponder if you are a seeker of truth.
This speaks to my heart in volumes, because I always support the underdog as I have always been one all my life. I am honored to be part of their celebrations because they literally saved my life by giving me more choices than I would have had otherwise as a black South African. I don't care how cynical, anti-establishment you are; you can not ignore the sacrifice and duty that The ANC and its members provided for us in South Africa. For that, I say a huge, resounding "Thank YOU" to these real life heroes.
Yes, I don't drink and I don't take drugs (yet) so, I will be pretty nervous. I won't have a drink, a smoke or a line to help me cope. It will be quite interesting. I know I am going to vomit either before after a set from nerves. That is a sure thing! I have the most extreme performance anxiety known to man, but that won't stop me, unfortunately. I won't let anything that is in my power stop me from doing what I desire, even this.
Happy New Year.
I was going to say more, but I do feel sick now from thinking about this gig.
Love, Peace and Power!