Courage is needed in daily doses
To get out of bed and face life
to deal with bad news
and dominant world views

We talk of courageous heroes
yet we all have such attributes
but it’s latent until we are confronted
We are all potential heroes!

DP: Courage


  1. For someone close to us, a single person or a bunch of love ones, we are heroes in our own capacity. No fancy outfit or catchy name needed. All one need is to light up that flame within to use those powers.

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  2. Where is that photo from?! What a beautiful piece of art in honor of an amazing man!

    I think everyone IS a hero! so many acts of love, help, and courage occur every day.
    For example: Even just a smile from a stranger has saved a life.

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  3. Hello,

    Indeed Africa.
    This monument is in the Howick area of the KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa.

    Seeing that I live less than 5 km from this monument I have included a small write-up from the below site:

    I commend you on your blog.
    I got here through Richmond Road who had liked a blog of mine on

    Here is a copy of the story:

    Nelson Mandela is the late former president of South Africa. But, he earned his acclaim based more on his efforts to establish racial, social and political equality in a South Africa that had been ravaged by the harmful effects of the Apartheid regime. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is a cultural and historical exhibition that is situated at the site at which Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts in August 1952.

    Mr Mandela had been travelling in disguise as the chauffeur of the car he drove and was on the R103 road between Durban and Johannesburg. Apartheid police had been hunting Nelson Mandela down for 17 months and, as he passed along this stretch of road, they were finally able to capture and arrest him. This marked one of the most significant moments in the history of the Apartheid era, as well as the future of this country.

    From the time of his incarceration, Nelson Mandela made great strides in awakening the consciousness of South Africans, and the world, to the inequalities and unfair treatment that had carried on within the borders of this great land.

    The monument in honour of Nelson Mandela and his efforts is a dramatic representation of the multi-faceted influences and the nature of a single human being that had an enormous effect on the identity of a nation. It was created by Marco Cianfanelli and Jeremy Rose, who collaborated on this magnificent project.

    The sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site comprises 50 steel columns that are between six and 9.5 metres in height and cover a width of almost 30 metres. These have been cut by laser to form an image of the former president when viewed at the correct angle. The columns line up so that, at a specific angle, they create what seems to be a two-dimensional image of Mr Mandela. So dramatic is the effect that it can be seen from 30 metres away. This monument is situated at the end of a winding path, which represents the long walk to freedom that he took towards his goal of political equality.

    As the sun changes its position above the monument, the effect of the tall beams on the ground also changes. This is the largest artwork using this methodology of laser-cut metal beams in the country.


    • thank you so much for finding this and giving us the full story of such an amazing monument to a very special man! I downloaded it from the net coz it was so impressive and now I’m very glad to hear about it’s creation, thanks!


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