Friday, August 28, 2009

So Long, Teddy

Barag jil garangiin speculation-ii etsest Ted Kennedy urjigdar shunu nasan etseslev. Dan gants New England geltguy ulaan tsenher, har tsagaan Amerik dayaraa gashuudaj buig bodvol olon hunii amidrald ontsgoi nuluu uzuulsen hun baisan ni ilt. Gehdee ene olon tumnii hair tuund amarhan oldooguy. Uuriin aldaa hiigeed ger buliihniihee emgenelt huvi zaya deerees anhaaraltay suraltsaj asar ih tevcheer, hudulmur zutgel gargasnii ur dun yum. Nuguu talaasaa bidend tuunii bolon ah nariinh ni shudraga yos, erh tegsh baidliin tuluuh tsutsashguy temtslees ni suraltsah hiigeed uuriimshuuleh zuils ih bii.

Since I was a boy, I have known the joy of sailing the waters off Cape Cod. And for all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
Remarks of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy during Harvard honors convocation

And always remember:
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.
JFK's favourite quote from Dante (Baabar uuniig neg heseg uuruu Divine Comedy unshij baigaad olson yum shig l baahan ishilsen)

Update: Michiko Kakutani's brilliant review of Ted Kennedy's new memoir
At the end of his deeply affecting memoir, the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy writes about his grandson “Little Teddy” — the son of his son “Medium Teddy” who delivered such a heartbreaking eulogy at the senator’s funeral on Saturday — and his difficulties mastering the family tradition of sailing. The senator told the 10-year-old “we might not be the best,” but “we can work harder than anyone,” and Little Teddy stayed with it, grew eager to learn and started winning races. That, the senator writes, “is the greatest lesson anyone can learn”: that if you “stick with it,” that if, as the title of his book suggests, you keep a “true compass” and do your best, you will eventually “get there.”

3 comments:

Anu said...

May he RIP.

tsatsrala said...

Good speech of him!
btw, hottest place means worst ones in hell because of its hotness?

Tea time said...

"The hottest place in hell preserved for those who stayed neutral" That's a direct quote from Dante's Inferno