“Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.”
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
i miss summer – miyela
“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
― Pablo Neruda, Love: Ten Poems
“I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their colour.”
“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.”
You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.
But what of black women?… I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
W. E. B. Du Bois
A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Each generation must meet head on it’s challenges and come out victorious or forever bow their heads in shame. At the heat of miyela is a deep faith that people – not in a homogeneous, blind way, but people as individuals and members of society can shape and radically transform the world around them. We have the power to do so, here again I do not speak in ideal types, but I am the real, everyday power people have to change the world.
I can not think of a more inspirational transformation than to work together as young people to help build this children’s hospital. This would be the second hospital servicing all of southern africa’s children. This is a shame for which we can bow our heads in shame or we can stand to be counted.
Miyela is the spirit in young people for optimism and a desire to stand and be counted in our time is full behind the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. We will work, fund raise, start little stok fels and do our little bit which put together with other little bits will touch the health, happiness and future of africa’s children.
We ask you to help- in whatever way you can; get a money box for change, stokvel and that’s the bee a member, church collection, skip going out one night and give to this most rewarding cause. I would love this not just in Madiba’s name but for it to stand for what we as young africa stand for.
“We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. The Igbo, always practical, put it concretely in their proverb Onye ji onye n’ani ji onwe ya: “He who will hold another down in the mud must stay in the mud to keep him down.”
― Chinua Achebe, The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays