This episode is just a video follow up to the blog post, “The Nature Of Legacies – Remembering People“. The biggest difference between the two is input from friends. There are comments and questions I found helpful. You might too. Without going into too much detail watch the video below. I’d love to know your thoughts after. So feel free to leave a comment.
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Besides my own blog I publish on a few other blogs. I’ve also had the privilege of having some of my work published in print publications as well. For me, writing is not only a way of processing but also quieting my mind. Sometimes my mind is too occupied with many things. Writing becomes a way of expelling some thoughts, allowing me to focus on other things. I’m feeling the impact of writing less.
“I’ve been reluctant to vlog and why I’m changing my mind”. A decent title for my first “vlogging” attempt in a while. I’ve been creating content–mostly long written form and it’s actually stupid not to take advantage of video. Some people are participating in V.E.D.A. (Vlog Everyday In April) and I thought this would be a great time for me to explore vlogging again. Without saying too much here’s episode 01, “Why I’ve Been Reluctant To Vlog And Why I’m Changing My Mind”
It’s about a year since Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada passed away. Kathy fought apartheid alongside icons like Nelson Mandela. Mandela, South Africa and the world at large held Kathy in high esteem. I write this shortly after reading breaking news of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‘s passing. Winnie fought apartheid. Her and Nelson were married at some point. She was 81.
For some reason I was thinking about the anniversary of Kathy’s death when I saw the news about Winnie. Hence the references to them. When Nelson Mandela passed away I thought about what makes a great legacy. I wrote some of my thoughts here. Thinking about Kathy and Winnie, again, made me think about the nature of legacies and how we remember people.
One of the reasons I don’t read fiction is that it seems to take me longer than most. I’m no super reader, like Ingrid. She can read and finish a 400-page book in a day. That’ll be a month for me. This is one of the reasons I rarely read fiction. Instead, I listen to or watch fiction. I’m a slow reader. Upfront: being a slow reader hasn’t diminished my love for the written word.