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Silent Sadness; Ted Kennedy Gone

by: cycle12

Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 09:02:04 AM EDT


I was expecting to see various posts about Ted Kennedy's death here on BC and was surprised to find none at all thus far.

Are the rest of you as sad as me about Ted Kennedy's death?

I saw him a year ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and he was still an amazing force with which to be reckoned.

Other thoughts and comments, please?

Goodbye, Teddy...

Thanks.

Steve

cycle12 :: Silent Sadness; Ted Kennedy Gone
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Kinda speechless about it right now
But no less sense of loss.  But I do plan to write something.  I think others will too.  And you have written beautifully on other topics, so perhaps you'll join us.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

In the same place, Kathy...
Your consistent and constant support is much appreciated, and I find myself in the same place emotionally as most of the rest of this group must be currently - at a loss for words.

Yes, perhaps something later...

Thanks.

Steve


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The NY Times has a long and eloquent story
See here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08...

The first part that I like is from the beginning of the story:

He was a Rabelaisian figure in the Senate and in life, instantly recognizable by his shock of white hair, his florid, oversize face, his booming Boston brogue, his powerful but pained stride. He was a celebrity, sometimes a self-parody, a hearty friend, an implacable foe, a man of large faith and large flaws, a melancholy character who persevered, drank deeply and sang loudly. He was a Kennedy.

I will always remember Teddy Kennedy for his 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention; in fact, I have an autographed copy of it.  It ended with a peroration both inspiring and wistful:

For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.
See the text, and listen to the audio, at http://www.americanrhetoric.co...

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