Thursday, February 11, 2010

'Who has the words to close the distance between you and me..'

I remember this like it was yesterday.

And I remember thinking at the time that whatever emotions I had as an outsider - primarily happiness that justice could eventually prevail - were insignificant compared with the feelings among the people of South Africa amid the uncertainty over how their future would unfold.

The challenges they have faced since then have been great, and continue. But the joy of that day was momentous, and the inspiration of the man as a human being remains undiminished.

"It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world."

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