Saturday, July 12, 2008

A long walk to Freedom

Nelson Rolihlahla MANDELA
South African Statesman First democratically elected State President of South Africa (1994), 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.

This is words from Mandela.
I’m writing this in conjunction with his upcoming birthday on 18 July.
It has been a long admire on him and I always salute you.
More info on him can be found out here.