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Eloquently put- I too wish he had been "allowed" to finish his lifes walk. We only have had a few true dedicated leaders- willing to put their life on the line for humanity- and where are they today?
By: Kathe W. on June 24, 2013
Well said. I'm sure he'd be sick to see all the strife and division we have in the world today.
By: PT Dilloway on June 24, 2013
it is so sad that we, as humans, continue to strengthen our differences instead of our similarities.
By: TexWisGirl on June 24, 2013
So well and profoundly said. A terrific post~
By: Shelly on June 24, 2013
One of my heroes too, a remarkable man all the more so since he lived such a simple life with humility and great coursage
By: John on June 24, 2013
This little Indian was truly a giant among men!!
By: fishducky on June 24, 2013
thanks for sharing this lovely post and photos with us!
By: Eva Gallant on June 24, 2013
Love this man...and you named two people that I would have added to my dinner guest list...Gandhi and Thoreau.
By: Tabor on June 24, 2013
It would be nice if that happened, but I fear it will never be. People and countries are so very divided. It's sad. Have a terrific day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on June 24, 2013
I've always said I have no interest in visiting India, but now I think I would consider it so I could see this one spot. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on June 24, 2013
By: The Bug on June 24, 2013
History has a tendency to repeat itself. Perhaps his footsteps were merely a journey to be continued by another. Human-kind has a tendency of being slow to learn.
By: Daniel LaFrance on June 24, 2013
Like so many others, the person who killed him made his point clear. Sad that it has to be that way.
By: mimi on June 24, 2013
Great story. I knew nothing of how he met his demise. Thanks for the education. S
By: Scott Park on June 24, 2013
A very interesting post, Chatterbox. Wouldn't it be lovely if people could find their way to want peace more than possessions and power. It doesn't seem to be in the cards for now but I too, can wish.
By: Cheryl P. on June 24, 2013
Oddly enough I found out a bit about Gandhi when when I started learning to spin yarn. I have since studied a bit about him, a A lion of a man, with the aspect of a lamb. Such a loss... Excellent post. Cat
By: Cat on June 24, 2013
Many more people should make the trip as you did and see the place. it seems to influence people much more. there are many others besides Lincoln who influence..
By: Red on June 24, 2013
Sadly, people like Gandhi and Lincoln are few and far in between. If there were more like them, maybe change for the better would happen - sooner and faster. But then, what was it Gandhi said? "Be the change you want to see in the world."
By: Pixel Peeper on June 24, 2013
This made me wonder how Gandhi would have answered that personality test a few days ago.
By: Val on June 24, 2013
Wow. How amazing that you got to see this. Live witness of his life cements the appreciation. Good for you!
By: quirkyloon on June 24, 2013
so sad isn't it that such a great peacemaker was taken by such a violent act. he wasn't the first or unfortunately the last. it's great that you were able to see his home and share it with us
By: Fran on June 25, 2013
I wish I could say that I was optimistic.
By: Joe on June 25, 2013
this is a sobering piece. And I think you're right, there are so many places that need footsteps but it seems the fanatics among us just can't stand to get along.
By: Madeleine McLaughlin on June 25, 2013
Wow, three-dimensional footprints. That's interesting. Gandhi was a great man. We could use more in the world that thought like he did.
By: Michael Offutt on June 25, 2013
I hope there's another Gandhi among us now.
By: Linda P. on June 26, 2013
it is up to us to walk the path started for us. thank you for this thoughtful post.
By: lime on June 26, 2013
What a brilliant post-Stephen--perhaps your best! I remain optimistic, in spite of the turmoil and violence raging around the world. But yes, leaders of peace like Sadat, Begin and King all lost their lives for peace. I am pondering this more now since I've read this post!
By: Michael Manning on July 2, 2013
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