Nelson Mandela has passed away.
There are no words; except that he was a man of God, and he had true character. Very few writings and lives have moved me the way his have.
“There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.”
― Nelson Mandela, Conversations With Myself
He was one of those people.
His life taught that forgiveness is the most powerful weapon that disarms others, and it liberates the soul. He taught equality and dignity. He taught reconciliation. He taught perseverance.
And even from his prison cell, he lived free.
“YO SOY LIBRE, COMO MANDELA.”-Rene, Calle 13, La Perla