UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald is important reading today.
Today is something of a trifecta for the Sunshine clan. Yes, there are the national notes of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. But for us there are the poignant passages, as well. Sunshine Son marks his 32nd birthday today. And this day is the second-month anniversary of the passing of Mr. Sunshine.
It was remarked that the U.S. Senate honored Ted Kennedy's passing yesterday with words, a black-draped desk, white roses and a poem. It happens to be my personal favorite as well....
The Road Not Takenby Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally layI shall be telling this with a sigh
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Copyright © 1962, 1967, 1970by Leslie Frost Ballantine.