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  •  What wisdom and grace (8+ / 0-)

    I cannot help but think of these words in the context of that famous paraphrase of Aeschylus he pulled from memory the night before:

    In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.
    His wisdom was purchased very dear, but it was profound and true, and should never be forgotten.  Thank you for remembering him.

    Citizens United defeated by citizens, united.

    by Dallasdoc on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 02:56:30 PM PST

    •  That night in April 68 (4+ / 0-)
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      Dallasdoc, walkshills, sboucher, RFK Lives

      and Bobby's truly amazing extemporaneous remarks will always live with me.

      I had the thrill of shaking his hand as a teenager when he was running for the Senate, and I volunteered as a high school student in his Presidential campaign.

      I think it was Jack Newfield--a reporter for the Village Voice but also a Kennedy supporter---who wrote in his memoir of the campaign that whenever Kennedy was coming to the end of his campaign stump speech he would quote Aeschylus, which meant to the reporters "run for the bus"---meaning the campaign's press bus---and that if they didn't they wouldn't be with Bobby for the next campaign stop.

      Here's the YouTube excerpt of Bobby's announcement of King's death.

      Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

      by willyr on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 04:22:39 PM PST

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