Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)
If you’d let me I’d hold you, not just your hand or your body, but also your heart. I’d let you rest on me. You can come to me and relax knowing I will love you, never judge you. I will be your home, if you choose me. I will show you the love I am capable of and more. Arms always open to welcome you in; to welcome you home.
I will walk with you, your hand and heart safe in mine.