The lion sleeps tonight

Like all mortals, he made mistakes, some tragic. Unlike most other mortals, he endured enormous personal tragedies. Kennedys never cry. After proving in 1980 that a Kennedy could lose with grace and dignity, he returned to his life's calling, the Senate. Born into a life of privilege, he devoted himself to helping those born with none. He gave up his excesses. As the years wore on, the giant grew ever larger. The vacuum he leaves behind is immense. R.I.P, Teddy.