.....i write this tribute because I never met this great man, oh that really hurts. I will console myself with his inspiring quotes. Oh well, Obama also met him for the first time in May 2005 so dear Teni it's ok. Don't feel too bad.
For the first time I can't find words to express myself. I do feel a huge loss as I also never met Madiba. I grew up with his quotes, works and extraordinary leadership. He lived well and left a legacy. I am inspired by his life which was all about not living in fear but facing his challenges headstrong and conquering it.
I know 27 yrs in prison must have broken him to the true legend he was. If I met him I would have asked him how he managed to miss almost three decades of his life, how he was able to forgive and still catch up with Life.
Madiba, your message of peace, truth, freedom and hope lives on with me and the entire world even in the hearts of generation unborn. Sleep on Madiba. The world will miss you greatly. Rest in the bosom of your lord.
Thank you 'Tata'. Such greatness! I salute you.
My top Nelson Mandela quote will be 'it always seem impossible until it's done'. What's yours?
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