Nelson Mandela (on all the fondest hopes)

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). For many, a world without “Madiba” must have seemed incredible, but now it’s here. The triviality of Adidas and its “impossible is nothing” campaign becomes obvious in comparison to the brand of impossible things to be achieved in the world, according to Madiba’s way of thinking..

A dashing young man, and perhaps not a saint, but then what he *became*.

W.B. Yeats (on magic)

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), that wonderful Irish poet and patriot and mystic, reminding us that there is more to life than meets the eye (ear, nose, fingers, tastebuds…).