I haven’t been feeling well so I watched a movie. I watched Invictus. I don’t often movies but I decided I needed entertainment. Yes, for me this is entertainment. We need to learn more and more. I promise I won’t give you a spoiler.
Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandala. Matt Damon plays the young Rugby player who meets Mr. Mandela and is inspired by him. This is after Mandela gets out of prison and is made President.
South Africa was in crisis and Mr. Mandela is working very hard to bring South Africa to its potential.
He has an interest in Rugby and visits the boys and makes a connection with them. On a field trip, the boys tour a prison. Matt Damon finds himself in Mr. Mandela’s cell.
There are lines quoted in the movie from the poem Invictus. I hadn’t read it for quite a while, so I reread it and it moved me as much as the movie. So I hope you see the movie. It is great. and I am going to share the poem with you.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
—–William Ernest Henley