OtterGirl537 verve; integrated
I’m not sure why I haven’t seen this movie before. It features some of my favorite actors, Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, and it’s directed by Clint Eastwood. I should have watched it the year of its debut. However, perhaps it is more fitting that I should watch it after the passing of Mandela. A reminder of his brilliance instead.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”
I love that this a real story of intelligence, faith, and perseverance. I love that Mandela was able to see that rugby could heal where nothing else might. I love that Pienaar was able to see the connections that made his team such a vital part of revitalizing a nation. Had either man resisted…
On Tuesday, I sat next to a Nigerian on the Metro and listened to him tell me what an amazing nation South Africa now is. Would it be so if these men hadn’t seen the potential? I think not.