‘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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On the brink of disaster: Afghanistan

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Red Line

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Sins of our Forefathers (from Mail and Guardian- M@G)

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The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com
The various books on South Africa that Craig “felt inspired” to write are available at
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=south+africa.+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss
and
https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=south+africa+craig+lock

Craig’s various Rainbow books (on South Africa) are available at
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rainbow+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss
“Worst-selling writer”
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
All proceeds go to a local charity (most worthy)-
ME!
from  https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/the-various-books-that-craig-felt-inspired-to-write-are-available-at/

Craig's Books

How a South African “Moegoe” became “politically aware”

pic from https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+end+of+the+line+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

Timol – Pursuit of Justice

from https://www.google.co.za/search?q=ahmed+timol&source=hp&ei=VwPAYPnRIeeJ4-EP07OI6AI&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYMARZzmLzQWreAmk4MkgE6D7sr_Y-Q4i&oq=ahmed+timol&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCwguEMcBEK8BEJMCMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAOggIABCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOggILhDHARCvAToICC4QsQMQkwI6BQguEJMCOgQIABAKOgQILhAKUO8RWNtMYPxkaABwAHgAgAGXEYgB1DKSAQswLjIuNS4yLjktMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwi52fqXnonxAhXnxDgGHdMZAi0Q4dUDCAc&uact=5

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter

I was in my first job and still remember vividly police chasing students from my office at the top of Adderley St near the Cathedral in St Georges St – the first stirrings of my “political conscience”. Think I wrote about it in my very first manuscript, How a South African “Moegoe” * became “politically aware”

*= “drongo”

pic from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6/

I think the students were protesting the death (“suicide”) of Ahmed Timol at John Vorster Square in 1971

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/detention-without-trial-in-john-vorster-square-south-african-history-archive/gQ-

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&ei=GgTAYNH5BrGQmgeT8p7wDA&oq=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBwghEAoQoAFQ9ZQjWPWUI2DBmSNoAXAAeACAAYMCiAHyA5IBAzItMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjR7t30nonxAhUxiOYKHRO5B84Q4dUDCBE&uact=5

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&biw=1366&bih=635&tbm=vid&ei=IAfAYMPqGsiprtoP4Oe14AQ&oq=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&gs_l=psy-ab-video.12…10484.10484.0.14634.1.1.0.0.0.0.584.584.5-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab-video..0.0.0….0.KytrPg5s41E

https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/

Also see

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/public-holiday-day-of-reconciliation

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Books aren’t dead

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“Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history.”

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

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000

I (We) Shall Not Hate

Originally posted on A new Book: Writing into the Light: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/nelson-mandela-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-laureus-lifetime-achievement-award-2000/ and  http://facebook.com/craig.lock.31 Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

and

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/2021/02/25/nelson-mandela-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-laureus-lifetime-achievement-award-2000-south-africa-the-beloved-country/

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they can understand…”

Sport for Peace: Sport Transcending Boundaries

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they can understand..”

Nelson Mandela

from a ‘Google’ (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
https://www.google.com/search?q=mandela+power+of+sport+to+unite&rlz=1C1YTUH_enNZ931NZ931&oq=mandela+power+of+sport+to+unite&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i22i29i30.26153j1j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, œentertaining (??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

(enough there for now, c)

SHARE, SUPPORT, IMPACT, UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and perhaps even INSPIRE

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Inside George Mukhari hospitals’s second wave – Mail and Guardian

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Covid: The never-ending nightmare (from Mail and Guardian)

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

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

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

Also see https://covid19myblog.wordpress.com/

Q&A Sessions: ‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim:Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as head of the ministerial advisory committee tasked with guiding the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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