The Anonymous Widower

I’m Suffering From Mandela Fatigue

No matter what you thought of him and I liked him, the obsessive media coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela is now boring me stiff.

It was the same with Princess Diana’s tragic death.  We were on holiday at the time of the funeral in Northumberland and I deliberately chose to go and sit on the beach by myself on Holy Island, to get away from it all.

Death is a personal thing and we all have our own ways of coping with grief.

I just get on with life, as there is no other positive thing to do.

I shall go for a walk by the river, have some lunch and then bring my shopping home and watch the football all afternoon.

I dread to think what fuss, we’re going to see, when some of the great and good of this world die.  They’ll all be out to outdo South Africa’s borefest for Mandela.

December 15, 2013 - Posted by | World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I too have Mandela fatigue! However, I am glad he got an “African” funeral, rather than something Western and culturally inappropriate to what he stood for.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | December 15, 2013 | Reply


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