Friday, December 6, 2013

55: Mandela

The day the Old Father died, nations mourned. They sang in every tongue of his sacrifice and deeds, and though countless tears were shed, millions smiled because, thanks to him, they could.

I was but one that day, but it was the first day I lived as if I alone could make a real difference.
* * * * *
FFF-55 Vol. LXV. Tell a story in exactly 55 words. Go see G-Man. Dedicated to the life of Nelson Mandela, July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013.


  1. imagine if we all lived like that...and took this inspiration and actually did something with it...

  2. Beautiful tribute. He truly is a man to be admired.

  3. Sacrificing and dedicating his whole life for freedom and human dignity, makes him a great man. Thanks for making this your post for today.
    Loved your tribute 55
    Thanks for playing and sharing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  4. He was a great man. We were all blessed by his existence.

  5. I've ready many tributes today. Your's is one of my favorites. "Millions smiled because thanks to him, they could."


  6. He is a shining example of what one person can do.

  7. one alone - well crafted ~