And So The New Age Begins . . .

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We have a new President and the new age begins. President Obama referred to the words from Ecclesiastes:

To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and
a time to die;
a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up
that which is planted;
A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;
A time to weep, and
a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and
a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and
a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and
a time to sow;
a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak;
A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace

How fitting to recall those words as we watch the changing of administrations. Eight years ago,in disbelief we watched the ‘selection’ of a President and his team that came into office in the arrogant pride that precedes a fall. Today we thrill at the return to American values of honesty, hope and optimism soaring on the hopes and dreams of a world transformed. In the traditional Zulu greeting, we say: Hamba Gashele, Mr President. Go in peace and safety.