Friday, 6 December 2013

Rest Easy Mandela

Rest easy great man, for now you truly walk in the land of the free.  A man of great courage and equal
humility, your rejection of bitterness and revenge took strength most would never possess.

The world is poorer for your loss.

May those who are left behind walk in your footsteps and not stray from the path of peace.  There is still much work to be done.

In the words of the great man himself some thoughts for this day...

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

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.

We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013


  1. Beautiful photo and very touching post.

  2. Goodness, you scared me. I thought for a moment that something had happened to Roller. Instead, I am glad to say thank you for this lovely tribute.

  3. Very nice tribute! I just made a comment yesterday on Facebook that when Paul Walker died everyone was posting about it. Now that Nelson Mandela has passed, not that many posts.

  4. Beautiful tribute and quotes, dear Roller.

  5. A powerful light has gone out - may it shine on us from above and inspire us to work for peace. Thank you Roller and FH!