Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.....Nelson Mandela

Last week the world lost Nelson Mandela, a man whose passion for life, equality and justice made him withstand 27 years in prison. His crime? The audacity to demand that he and every black South African be treated equally, including being allowed to vote.

Nelson Mandela "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others"
I was teenager when Mandela visited Jamaica, among the countries he toured to celebrate his release from prison and the collapse of apartheid. 
It was the calmest day I have ever experienced but as a pressed my face against the fence to see his motorcade drive by a powerful wind suddenly appeared, as if nature too needed to acknowledge the force of Mandela. I have never forgotten that day, that moment, and am blessed to have at least had the privilege of seeing him.
Madiba....may your health improve!

From prisoner to president. RIP Mr. Mandela. Thank you for all you did to create a better world.


  1. my favorite quote of his..great tribute

  2. RIP to a legend, a visionary, a great man. That is one of my favourite quotes too.

  3. The world lost a great light, my family have been huge admirers of this man of peace and equality... Godspeed Mr. Mandela!

  4. He was such a light to the world! How neat that you got to see him in person.

  5. What an amazing memory of an amazing man!

  6. Nelson Mandela will never be forgotten. Because of him the world is a better place.

  7. Such a lovely post. He affected my life deeply as he did for so many people. What an amazing life he had!

    xo Mary Jo


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