Friday, December 6, 2013

Great Light Goes Out of the World

A  L  O  H  A !
Mandela You're Free by Barrington Levy on Grooveshark
 "Each of us is
 as intimately attached to the 
soil of this beautiful country
 as are the famous jacaranda trees 
of Pretoria and the
 mimosa trees of the bushveld -
 a rainbow nation at peace
 with itself and the world."

 Nelson Mandela,  
President of South Africa 
first month of office

 "Mandela's enduring legacy is that,
 under a crushing burden of oppression 
he saw through differences, 
discrimination and destruction 
to embrace our 
common humanity," 

Bill Clinton
former US President

"The name Mandela 
stirred our conscience
 and our hearts. 
It became synonymous 
with the pursuit of dignity 
and freedom across the globe. 
a great light
 has been extinguished. 
The boy from the Transkei has 
finished his long walk. 
His journey transformed 
not just South Africa, but 
humanity itself. 
As we mark his passing, 
we give thanks 
for the gift of 
Nelson Mandela. 
We ask that his spirit 
continues to inspire, 
guide and enlighten us 
as we strive to bring 
freedom and dignity 
to the family of 
man, our brothers 
and sisters, 
across the world," 

 Enda Kenny,
Ireland's Prime Minister 

"A great light has 
gone out in the world. 
Nelson Mandela 
was a hero of our time. "

David Cameron ,
United Kingdom Prime Minister 

"He no longer belongs to us;
 he belongs to the ages,” 

Barack Obama 
US President 

May His Greatness 
Live in US
                                          Fondly, cloudia


kaykuala said...

A light has been extinguished but still provides a bright path for all. Thanks Cloudia!


PerthDailyPhoto said...

A new star will be looking down on us from the night sky.

Giga said...

Bardzo przykre, że nie ma już tego wielkiego człowieka wśród nas. Pozdrawiam.
Very sad that there is no longer the great man among us. Yours.

Akelamalu said...

Such a sad day, a true loss to the world.


What a beautiful tribute, a great loss for the world and a sad day.

Charles Gramlich said...

Indeed, very sorry to hear of his death

Anonymous said...

An amazing man for the times.

Pallavi said...

Sad to hear about his death. Such a great man. Lovely tribute dear Cloudia. Hugs.

Willow said...

He was such an amazing man on so many levels .
His spirit touched so many , and will hopefully continue to do so .

Betty Manousos said...
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Betty Manousos said...

my dearest-thanks for this inspiring post! the photo of the ship is really superb!


Myrna R. said...

Amen to your post. How wonderful to know that someone can radiate peace.

Hilary said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.

Elephant's Child said...

And how I hope he can finally rest. And that he has inspired enough of us to carry his load.

21 Wits said...

We are truly blessed to have his spirit live on within each of us.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

In the end, Mandela prevailed.

Even those who criticized him in real life are singing his praises now.

Kay said...

This is a beautiful tribute, Cloudia. I really loved what Mr. Kenny said. This world has lost a great man but we must be grateful that we were blessed with Mr. Mandela's leadership, inspiration and example that he set for everyone.

Cloudia said...

Together like this, life's stages become celebration.

Thanks, Friends

Merlesworld said...

Lovely post he was a inspiring man and did a lot for the world.

Vagabonde said...

He was a great man and did a lot for his country. The world loves him. I do remember though at the time of the Iraq war how angry he was with Pres. Bush and said some strong personal criticism about him. He said “"What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust." He tried to stop the war but there was a war. He also was a great friend of Fidel Castro. He was a complex man but now this will not be mentioned. When one loves a person, one loves the whole person. He was a supporter of the South African Communist party. He wanted equality for all people and was against racism and a strong defender of labor unions. I wish some people would read his speeches – I copied many of them.

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely tribute to Mr. Mandela. May he rest in peace. When apartheid ended, he wanted to set the record straight and sought no retribution. I admired this greatly.

Indrani said...

A lovely post for the great man!
Very well done with pics!
RIP Nelson Mandela!

Brian Miller said...

it is a sad day.
it is a beautiful day.
today he is home
& we are left to live
inhis wake.

aloha from va

eastcoastlife said...

RIP Nelson Mandela!

claude said...

A very nice tribute, Cloudia.
Thanks for him. I am very sad.
Aloha !

ashok said...

sad loss...nice tribute Claudia