"To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by the frailty of its foam.
To judge you by your failures is to cast blame on the seasons for their inconstancy."
— Kahlil Gibran in his beautiful work, The Prophet. That is one book I will never tire of reading and being inspired by.
This quote makes me think of how a lot of people have distorted visions of Africa – including us Africans! Any negative headline quickly confirms what was assumed. The positive? It's plenty but its almost invisible for those who cannot imagine it. Both in terms of people looking in on the continent and in terms of African's looking within themselves.
Africa's biggest crisis may just be a crisis of the imagination.