Senator Edward Kennedy is dead.
I think that the whole world must be in shock right now.
I am going to list and explain all the reasons why I admired the man and why I shall miss him.
There are so many things to write about such a great statesman, patriot and human being and how the world is poorer for his absence, and soon I shall set word to this screen. But since life is complex and because there are other tasks to which I must attend first I shall not be posting right now. In the meantime I must talk to family and friends; in person and on the phone about this whole sad matter and thus draw comfort, encouragement and advice from them. I may take a drink or two, and go for a drive. Maybe take a swim. I'll get around to it tomorrow, I imagine, when I've slept a while.
And as I do so, I shall reflect on the many lives whom Edward Kennedy touched - however briefly - during his own long, long life.
History writing at its very best
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