Thursday, December 5, 2013

RIP Mr. Mandela

There is such sweet humanity in this face.  His countenance reminds me of the Dali Lama.  His story is one of the greatest I've heard in my lifetime.  And now he has slipped the bonds of earth and we are left bereft.  I am stunned that he lived to be 95 years old -- after all he risked and all he had been through.  If I believed in super-natural forces, I'd say he had a guardian angel.  There will be many many tributes to this man in the coming days.  Bring it on.  The world needs to mourn and celebrate this great life.


  1. A beautiful and eloquent tribute, tara, to an inspiring and remarkable man.

  2. Lovely tribute to this wonderful man. A man who was able to forgive and love.

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