Het was nog behoorlijk spannend, die eindsprint met Nelson Mandela, Peter O’Toole en Ronnie Biggs. Echter, toen ik ter controle alle namen nog eens langsliep, bleek dat de winnaar van dit jaar reeds op 21 mei (!) al zijn punten bijeen had gesprokkeld!
De winnaar is Jochum, met 57 punten! Van harte gefeliciteerd!
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.