A Well-Earned Rest and Glorious Vista

“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 come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” ― Nelson Mandela (Source: Nancy Lynn McKinley via Ute Lark)

It is now up to those who are still among the living in this realm to remain on the trail that Nelson Mandela so brilliantly blazed, and keep walking. He has achieved great things and deserves his rest. May he never stop enjoying the glorious vista that surrounds him.

With Love,
Russ

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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8 Responses to A Well-Earned Rest and Glorious Vista

  1. mimijk says:

    His legacy is as large as his heart and impact on the world. May we all try to do our part – however small or big..

  2. utesmile says:

    He was an amazing man and never forgotten for his actions. May he rest in peace and feel free!

  3. bulldog says:

    Unfortunately those that foolow him have already lost the plot… there can only be one Madiba… we will miss him…

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