you called me at 4:37 am and said “i don’t ever want to die” and i told you “don’t then” and you cried until 4:54
“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.”
His defiance of white minority rule and incarceration for fighting against segregation focused the world’s attention on apartheid, the legalised racial segregation enforced by the South African government. In a nation healing from the scars of apartheid, Mandela became a moral compass.
And with that said, today a great light has gone out in the world as we experience the loss of the world’s greatest freedom fighter who will be mourned by billions.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. You will forever be a hero in our hearts.
this is beautiful because it could mean anything. its like they have left you to finish off the sentence for yourself. it could be “let her know right now that she’s beautiful, that you love her, that you cheated, that you have cancer or that you are depressed, but there is one definite meaning to this and its: let her know right now before its too late, before you hurt her even more (if its bad), before its the wrong time and she doesn’t feel the same way (if its an emotion). that is why this is my absolute favourite picture on tumblr