Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)


A light has gone out on our planet. I'm reminded of a drawing that marked Albert Einstein's death. It was an image of the Earth with a plaque attached to it. I'll change what the plaque said and put "MADIBA LIVED HERE." Whenever I am asked who are my heroes, I have always named him first. How any human being could remain kind and forgiving after 27 years in a hell-hole of a prison for attempting to free his nation and his people from an oppressive regime ... it would be unbelievable except that he did it. I suspect he was a saint. At any rate, our world was blessed the day he was born into it. I'm so glad he lived so long and so sad that he is gone.

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