Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
There are a number of things that are beautiful about the late Nelson Mandela. That he did not paint himself a saint. That he “saw” average people—and less those less than average. That he was complex and interesting. But what I find most beautiful is his conviction. Spending 29 years in prison because of conviction, that is discipline hard for me to comprehend. Many of us who have lived in imprisoning situations, have come to believe that ultimate freedom is in one’s mind. For those who realize it, that is a beautiful dream.