Posted by Champ on July 25, 1999 at 13:36:42:
In Reply to: Re: Interesting, but strange posted by Marcia on July 25, 1999 at 09:07:18:
: Again, I do not believe people considered John Jr. a hero...YET! It was the HOPE of what he might become that moved so many of us. As for simply being "his parent's child," I guess that is something you either have to feel in your heart, or go on being unable to understand. Most of us took John-John to our hearts when he was a little boy in Camelot, and there he has remained. There are some things in life that cannot be explained away by cold, hard logic. Perhaps this is one of them...
: As for "understanding my admiration for President JFK," truth to tell, I suspect his son was a more honorable man in many ways, having thus far avoided most of the more typical Kennedy pitfalls. This is why so many of us felt he had inherited the best qualities of BOTH of his parents and, combined with the Kennedy drive to serve his country, might have become just the hero we'd all love to have. He was a work still in progress, but now we'll never know.
: As I said, this is something you either feel in your heart, or you don't. I can't explain it any better than that.
Siyo Marcia ---
I'd say you've done all the explaining that needs be explained.
You said it all so very well.
All I can add is that my hope is we can move on from this topic,
so I (for one) can lay the pain of loss to rest,
rather than have to wrestle with the emotions here on the board,
everytime someone wants to logically dissect it.
This is an issue that cannot be understood with *logic*, it is one of the heart.
As Marcia said "this is something you either feel in your heart, or you don't." I for one, cannot add any more, for she has said it all so very, very well.
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