Desmond Tutu and U2 in South Africa

A new interview from the magazine Dazed and Confused (a special edition about African issues) is worth reading, and not only for this great story from Bono:

We visited the headquarters of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and we met with Desmond Tutu. So we all walked into the room, just completely honoured to meet him. We were exchanging pleasantries and then he just turned around and said, "Can we bow our heads now please?" We all had to bow our heads and he made this prayer, which just changed the molecular structure of the room and everyone in it, and suddenly we weren't tourists any more; suddenly he was reminding us of what was really going on here. I asked him a rather stupid question afterwards. I said, "Do you get time with all this work for prayer and meditation yourself?" And he just looked at me, threw a scowl at me, a real rebuke. He just stopped in his tracks and said, "How do you think we would do this if we didn't take time out for prayer?" I was scolded by the great man! And of course he's all laughs normally.

Yeah. For anyone reading this who has never been around for a prayer that "changed the molecular structure of the room and everyone in it," I wish for you that you will experience this soon.

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