29 August 2009

Personal reflection on Mr. Kennedy's funeral

There are many things I would like to say about Ted Kennedy and his funeral mass (I thought the prayers of the people were perfect and truly a last statement from Ted).

After witnessing the unrehearsed and "I wish I were someplace else" attitude of the RC priests, it must be admitted that TEC knows how to do things right.

Ted's life of service to America needed to be recognized with dignity and splendor that was sorely missing this morning.

This is my favourite statement from the late, great, Senator from Massachusetts:

"Even our most profound losses are survivable."
Ted Kennedy

Perhaps President Obama summed it all up best:
Ted Kennedy has gone home now, guided by his faith and by the light of those he has loved and lost. At last he is with them once more, leaving those of us who grieve his passing with the memories he gave, the good he did, the dream he kept alive, and a single, enduring image — the image of a man on a boat; white mane tousled; smiling broadly as he sails into the wind, ready for what storms may come, carrying on toward some new and wondrous place just beyond the horizon. May God Bless Ted Kennedy, and may he rest in eternal peace.
Now look at the previous post and the cartoon.