I knew this day would come, but I wanted it to be later or like NEVER.
Obviously, that’s not reasonable or rational.
I know that I like most people feel a sense of profound loss, regarding the passing of John McCain, yesterday.
And my truest sympathies are of course to his family, friends and his colleagues.
But I also feel a sense of loss for everyone, including myself.
And I feel bad as while the rational side of me, wanted him to have more life for reasons that were beneficial to him and his loved ones, the not so rational part of me really truly feels like that in Washington D.C., we lost a visionary who fought to make things a safe and reasonable reality for our nation, who wasn’t afraid to do and say the right thing and while no one is perfect, he was a perfect patriot and statesman.
I consider myself a conservative liberal, which really doesn’t need that much defining in this blog.
I did write though a blog about John McCain about 9 months ago, while knowing he’d never see it, nor his family, I didn’t want to wait til his death to say or acknowledge my gratitude for his service.
Because I’m a fan of his daughter Meghan, and again, I didn’t and don’t think anything I put out in the internet universe will reach famous people, which is not my intention, that I wanted to still put out gratitude for her and her family sharing him with us.
I only hope his colleagues in both parties, to honor his legacy, take stock of the tremendous courage he’s shown throughout his life put people, principle and patriotism before party.
So as sad as I am about his passing, the one thing that gives me hope is that both his life and death wasn’t in vain.
That his courageousness will live on through his beyond honorable service to our country and that it will bring much needed attention and resources for those who are still fighting Glioblastoma and those who’ve lost their lives from it.
Again though it bears repeating, my heart still aches for the loss of him, his suffering and his family, friends, colleagues and our nation who mourns him.
Rest In Peace, Maverick….
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