“Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.” ~ Bob Marley
With all of the pivotal figures in world history, a reggae performer from Jamaica seems an unlikely candidate for impacting the masses with a message of peace; yet, that’s exactly what transpired with a man named Nesta Robert Marley.
He was raised in a poverty stricken part of the world, but found fortitude and inspiration in music. He served as a world ambassador of reggae music and through his musical compositions as well as social work, Marley embodied the messages he promoted. He was a man forever choosing to dance in the rain, rather than just get wet.
And today, 30 years after losing his battle with cancer, Bob Marley still speaks to the masses. His message is simple: love and peace need only preside.
He has given us something timeless to believe in and something perpetually available to help us heal.
Thank you for the life you lived. Thank you for the music. Happy Birthday, Mr. Marley.
Sara Crolick is a little lady on the quest for all things green, nutritious and joy-inducing. After a Lupus diagnosis in 2008, Sara revamped her diet and lifestyle, addressing symptoms with good food, a happy spirit, and a whole lot of laughter. Creator of HerbvaceousLady.com, Sara writes from her experiences as a Lupus patient and a thriving vegan. When she’s not spreading love on the web, she’s raising two little humans with her man in Pennsylvania. Find her on Facebook here and Twitter here.
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Ed: Kate Bartolotta