One of the phrases I read this morning seemed to perfectly encapsulate the man who wore so many hats for his family, community, and country.
That is precisely how I’ll remember him–as a remarkably compassionate, empathetic and forgiving human being. It was his superhuman, superhero strength, and I’m certain, at times, it was his greatest vulnerability.
He was political rarity, especially in today’s gladiator arena that is DC–kind and earnest while also driven and resolved, the stuff of a righteous warrior. The loss is likely still too raw, too soon to fully appreciate how greatly he’ll be missed.
Rest in peace, Statesman.
Photo: The New York Times