‘BEYOND THE RAINBOW’ (A “FUTURE WORK” by craig lock)

imagine peace

Only when peace lives within us, will it live outside us

“Either we stayed as we were, trapped inside our fortress of paranoia, deformed by fear and greed, or we opened the door to Africa and set forth into the unknown.”
-Rian Malan (in his brilliant book ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ – page 413)

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis of the human spirit… always.”

– craig

rainbow (+ lightning from wwwblogspot.com)

THE HOPE FOR PEACE

(or at least a more peaceful and better world)

“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success; but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.”
   Vaclav Havel, Czech poet and former leader

For dearest mom and dad

Your spirits live on … forever

“Aim at heaven…

and you’ll have earth thrown in”

CS Lewis

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South Africa

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

I want to write stories that matter a lot to me, in terms of my deepest values. True stories from people’s lives in history, that are worth sharing with others, as they have great meaning regarding the universal human condition. I love writing about ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times, that hopefully uplift and impact others…through certain people’s great generosity of spirit inherent in the human condition. Spirits that overcome great obstacles or some immense adversity in their lives!

In short, I try to write, then share inspirational stories of ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times; so my writings are about the indomitable and unquenchable strength of the human spirit.

My story not only shines a light on South Africa’s past, but tells us something about the present and how one man’s freedom fighter, like Nelson Mandela can be another’s terrorist. (It just depends upon ones perspective…at…

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Opening plenary of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, UNGA: 24 Sept 2018

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

– Nelson Mandela

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

via Opening plenary of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, UNGA: 24 Sept 2018

and

https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/

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Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa’s plan to boost the economy

A South African Economist and Business Leader

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises a ‘fundamentally’ transformed approach to the rollout of infrastructure projects in his new stimulus package

Sources: Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa’s plan to boost the economy

and

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

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Remembering the moment that South Africa invaded Lesotho

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“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills…and even mountains (great) to climb…”

It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope

via “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills…and even mountains (great) to climb…”

climbing

pictures from www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

picture (below) from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/god-defend-new-zealand-7/

JK Rowling’s story shows dedication to a dream in … – Kiwis Can Fly

and

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Image result for mount cook craig lockSHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

peeping Tom, er sorry dawn

picture from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/

via “All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/all-our-dreams-can-come-trueif-we-have-the-desire-burning-courage-passion-persistence-and-patience-to-pursue-themlong-enough/

PS

Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you work for, hope 

from

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/children-suffer-as-war-famine-devastate-yemen/

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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Hunt for the Wilbur Smith person

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

Wilbur Smith. Photo / Hendre Louw

“I write from a deep desire to tell stories I think are important,” he says, “and to link those subjects which are very close to my heart. Because they’re close to my heart I can write them with all my heart. Mine comes from my upbringing in Africa, and my fascination with certain aspects of African life.

“You have to believe in your own story, and then to have the enthusiasm for it, if you believe in it, then you have the enthusiasm, but if you’re faking it, it comes through very quickly.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12045349

and

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

picture from http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

and

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

SA flag

http://www.southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpress.com

“Explore, dream, discover”

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