Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela

office art nelson_mandela
[Sent out earlier today in the gapingvoid newsletter etc.]

Today being Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, I thought it would be a good time for us all to think about Freedom.

That sense of freedom that we all have, even if you’re not a political prisoner, even if you’re not born into poverty. Even if, like me, you have a great job in the developed world.

Freedom doesn’t run on autopilot. It has to be fought for, again and again.

And to do so is a personal choice, that’s what today’s cartoon is really about.

The struggle we all have, the struggle that will never go away.

That’s what Mr Mandela represents to me.

Happy Birthday, Nelson. Get well soon.