“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes : Just Sharing Some Thoughts:

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
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A NEW DAWN THE DAY THAT DREAMS CAME TRUE – THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

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“To the End of the Rainbow” from https://totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com

Originally posted on Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator"):

CHAPTER FOUR: A NEW DAWN THE DAY THAT DREAMS CAME TRUE – THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

March 29, 2010

“CHAPTER FOUR: A NEW DAWN

THE DAY THAT DREAMS CAME TRUE – THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

For a shining moment on a brilliant day, the country that had been disowned by the world became its favourite child.

At the Presidential inauguration at the imposing Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africans of different races, strangers in so many ways, came face to face with the gulfs their history had created…togther with the means to bridge them.

Posted on September 23, 2010

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Mandela opened with the words:
“We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall…a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.
The new President urged forgiveness in Afrikaans…

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“He never ever stopped climbing that mountain.”

Originally posted on Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator"):

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“He never ever stopped climbing that mountain.”

– inspiring words from Madiba’s great friend and fellow Robben Eiland (island) prisoner, Mac Maharaj

Table Mountain, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess)! web sites: http://www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com and http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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The BIGGEST image ever of Cape Town: Cape Town in 360

Explore beautiful Cape Town in extreme high definition with beautiful views from Devil’s Peak, the city centre and Lions Head, See how far you can zoom!

http://capetown.in3sixty.com/

http://capetown.in3sixty.com/?atv=8.04&ath=-38.02123304562339&fov=90&scene=devilspeak

Chapman’s Peak drive One of the great drives in the world from http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-09/chapmans-peak-drive-cape-town-best-coastal-drive

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The Dream Merchant (“we sell hopes and dreams”)

Originally posted on JOHN'S PIX: Pictures (great) by my old friend John ("Jet"):

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/climbing-mountains-chasing-dreams-9/

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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Cape Town: pictures # of the beautiful “Mother City” of South Africa

# definitely not by me, “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

another web site just created

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com

and https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/cape-towns-deep-south/

‘And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.’

T.S Eliot, ‘Four Quarters’

from    https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/here-there-and-everywhere/

and https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/and-at-the-end-of-all-our-exploring-will-be-to-arrive-where-we-started-and-know-the-place-for-the-first-time/

A Stunning Cape Town Dawn at Fisherman’s Beach, Simonstown sorry, photographer unknown

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