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Dear Madiba

One of the wonderful things that I have loved about you for more than 50 years is that you have always been older than me! You make me feel that I am still a youth. You have always been so lively in thought and had such a forceful presence. You may well be an inspiration for the youth of today. But far more so, you have been an inspiration for those of us in our 70s! You expand the frontiers of the possible and the good. You have shown show into the decades that life continues to be enjoyable and full of good humour. So, to keep the horizon of happiness and accomplishment endlessly receding, I say: long live Mandela! Long live!

(2007)