Friday, December 6, 2013

Rest in peace

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. A moving reaction to the New York Times obituary:
"I can't explain how sad this makes me feel. I grew up in apartheid South Africa, 15 years old standing in a long line watching my mother vote for the first time in her 44 years. She was jailed twice for curfew, her brother, an anti-apartheid activist is still missing to this day. South Africa was more than blessed to have a leader such as this man where a country could transition peacefully.
Because of him and those like my uncle, I am free today."
-Rosalie, NY, December 5, 2013

21 comments:

William Kendall said...

A rare combination: a great and a good man. He was the most extrardinary person of our time.

Petrea Burchard said...

Rare indeed. How many individuals are known for having changed the world?

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous sunset for him.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A remarkable man.

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely tribute, Lulu.

Andy said...

A man that showed no bitterness for his long imprisonment. All his feelings were turned into good that changed the entire world forever.

Tanya Breese said...

such a beautiful tribute....

Leovi said...

Yes, rest in peace great man!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful image for a wonderful human being.. Gone but never forgotten . Lovely post Lulu.

a.s.m. said...

Una hermosa fotografía para un buen final.
Un saludo, Ángel
El espectro del hambre, la inanición, la violencia y las enfermedades como el sida, decía él, se ciernen sobre nosotros en un momento en el que la ciencia y las modernas tecnologías alcanzan las alturas de mayor logro. La inmensa desigualdad de nuestro planeta es peligrosa, injusta y desestabilizadora de igual manera que las desigualdades dentro de un país, el debate Norte-Sur debe renovarse, y las estructuras internacionales de cooperación se deben reforzar.

Catherine said...

Very nice tribute Lulu, for a truly extraordinary man,…the world needs more human beings like Nelson Mandela.

Catherine said...

Very nice tribute Lulu, for a truly extraordinary man,…the world needs more human beings like Nelson Mandela.

Sharon said...

Oh wow, that is a very moving quote. You've created a wonderful tribute to a most extraordinary man.

James said...

A beautiful tribute!

Kaya said...

Lulu, you amazed me every time I open a page of your blog. In a very wonderful way. That is a very moving post and extremely poetic and beautiful picture!

Beautiful, very touching and nice tribute to an extraordinary man!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

He was a gifted man, that's for sure.

Peter said...

Well chosen quote, it means more to hear from the people he helped most than leaders blathering on. Love the chosen photo.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a wonderful picture - not sad but thoughtful. It could be the sun rising or the sun setting.

Randy said...

Nice tribute.

Carola Bartz said...

He was a great man and a good one as well. You don't find that very often.
Beautiful tribute.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful.