Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Passing Allure of Promise

The last of the Kennedy Brothers is dead. We are filled, not with grief, but with a sense of demarked passing. Of what? Of our younger days?

It is true that the Kennedy's were far less progressive in deed than they were in word. But that is less important than it might seem. For all their faults and limitations the Kennedy's always spoke to the better angles of our nature. And they did so with humor and grace and devoid of self-righteousness. That light is now gone and will not come on again in our lifetime.

Alas, we are left to the spectral shades of meanness that so haunt our land and stain our alabaster cities with greed.


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