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Monday, February 6

Bob Marley

"Manifestly, dying is nothing to a really great and brave man."

Mark Twain wrote that in a letter to his wife Olivia in reference to Ulysses S. Grant but it could just as easily be applied to Bob Marley today.

Today would have been Bob Marley's 67th birthday. Marley who died of cancer in 1981 at age 36 was and still is the icon of reggae music. His hits: "Get Up, Stand Up," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming," and "One Love." are timeless anthems of justice, unity and love that are still relevant today-- thirty+ years after his death.

Bob Marley truly was a great and brave man whose faith allowed him the strength to not to see death as a negative but as a positive... a step closer to God.

To quote another Twain quote on the topic:

"Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow."

One would hope that many of the reunited are "Jamming" up in Heaven today.

Happy Birthday Mr. Bob Marley, may you rest in peace.

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