“I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins

to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.”

–Fidel Castro

It is almost a fulfilment of a prediction by Fidel, how he managed to stay true to his words that a man’s time is up when his purpose is fulfilled. Furthermore, his assertion that, ‘History will absolve me’ has also rung true for the remarkable revolutionary that he was. Where there is so much that can be said about a man such as him who served to be emblematic in the ways in which he stood up against American imperialism and capitalist interests. There was almost a mystical element to his life, in spite of 638 CIA assassination attempts, he still managed to go out on his own terms. He manifested what can be perceived as a life full of victory and wonder. A brave life for which he will be remembered always.