Daffodils for Nelson Mandela ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 325

Today, I shall plant daffodils to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela. I know it is late in the year for planting these flowers that I associate so much with love and peace. However, I suspect that they will thrive against adversity, just as Nelson Mandela did, and continue to shed perennial light on the world, just like this great man of vision, determination and reconciliation

 “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”  (Nelson Mandela)

Sleep peacefully, Mr. Mandela, and thank you for an inspirational life well spent in bettering the world.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

2 thoughts on “Daffodils for Nelson Mandela ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 325”

  1. So well put Jean! Plant some daffodils for your friends in Montana that are under snow & sub zero temps!

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