For any of us to discover or develop even a portion of the cojones, character and conviction that Nelson Mandela showed throughout his life…by any yardstick that would represent a kind of fulfillment or spiritual completion that would any of us would be proud of and grateful for. I had my Nelson Mandela moment 23 and 1/2 years ago at the L.A. Colisseum. Me, my ex and the two kids (aged 2 and 8 months) sitting on the concrete stands, gazing at the bandstand about a quarter-mile away, speeches and more speeches, singers and celebrities and hip-hop groups, etc.