Wednesday, August 26, 2009

fields of gold

And this is the cause of my life -- new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American -- north, south, east, west, young, old -- will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege.
Edward M. Kennedy
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009


I am certain that millions of others pray and want, as I do, that the cause of senator kennedy's life - quality health care for all - will soon be realized and will pass from being a cause to being a reality.

saw this while reading this:
CNN will air the HBO documentary "Teddy: In His Own Words," chronicling the senator's life from his childhood through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. It includes rarely seen archival footage.
Tonight, 7 ET

thank you senator kennedy. rest in peace.

eva cassidy singing fields of gold

12 comments:

ArtSparker said...

This is the first I heard of it. Oh, how sad. A lion is very appropriate. I'm thinking, well, I may myself do a drawing of a lion and link to this post as inspiration. A flawed, conflicted human being who never stopped trying to do good in the world.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Beautiful song(Sting does have his uses!)and i know little about Ted Kennedy but he seems to have been as good a man as any and his hopes for healthcare for all are laudable ones and should not be forgotten.May he rest in peace.

subtorp77 said...

kimy found out a few hours ago from a fellow blogger. R.I.P. Ted

And I suggest hitting the comment moderation thingy, as the at large spammer is spreading.

mum said...

Peace to his spirit.

Megan said...

I saw this comment on another blog I visit, and I thought it was so good:

It was an American trip, an uplifting one--to watch him slowly turn from a callow, selfish pup into a thinking grown-up and then, increasingly, into a lion for the good. "He was a man, take him for all in all."

Roy said...

I woke up to this news this morning. He'll be missed, that's for sure. I hope the citizens of MA elect someone who can carry out his legacy.

Steve said...

Teddy is indeed a loss...I hope, as you do, that his dream is realized!

Baino said...

Feels like the end of an era really. Yeh, flawed but aren't we all?

And that song has been in my head all week. It was played at my friend's funeral and I just can't listen to it without thinking about him.

Ronda Laveen said...

I'll join you in that prayer for quality health care for all. I don't understand all the fear around the issue.

Kate Hanley said...

I love Megan's quote. At first I thought, oh he died so young, 77, but then I realized that for a Male Kennedy that sadly, that was quite old. But he did live up to the name, didn't he?

subtorp77 said...

@Roy...no one could come close and our guv will prob'ly declare a day of mourning( but that's just a guess )

mouse (aka kimy) said...

megan - thanks for sharing that wonderful comment. totally right on with wonderful images.

I've been glued to various media tributes to teddy since last night - the cnn one "teddy: in his own words" is fantastic, hopefully they will rerun it for those that missed it.

with teddy's passing we have lost the most unwavering and amazing advocate for children, the working class, the poor, the frail, the disenfranchised and for all groups and individuals who maybe at the margins....

before I went to bed last night I started thinking I wonder who will rise to run for his seat and thought, the best person for the job would be his wife and partner for the last 20 years - vicki - who shares teddy's ideals and I expect would be as tenacious as he was to fight the fight for the good of all...then this morning on npr the subject came up, hmmmm...... maybe, maybe....

health care for all! now!!