Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I'm listening right now to coverage of Teddy Kennedy's death, and to people remembering his life. And I'm struck by the difference between the coverage of a couple of other big funerals over the past few months: yes, there has been ample mention of the bridge, the accident, the death: but more so, there has been a huge amount of telling of individual stories of how he touched someone's life here, how his legislation saved a life there, how he made this or that or another incredibly worthwhile bill happen, made it plausible that a few opponents could change their mind, made it possible for Hatch or Enzi or others to vote with a reviled (in fundraising letters) foe.
And the more stories I hear, the more I feel he will be missed.

Yours, not in mourning, but in missing, and in celebration of a life well lived,

No comments: