I am so bummed that I didn’t get to post on November the 22nd. Ive been so busy with midterms, but Alhamdulillah I wrote my last midterm yesterday. Baba’s back from China. He got me a set of journals cause he knows how much I love writing. He said, he prays I never stop writing ❤
There was this one in particular that I love so much! Basically if I write on it, it synchronises what I wrote to my mac/ipad/iphone. GOTTA LOVEEEEEE APPLE!
What I wanted to write on the 22nd
Today in History 51 years ago, crowds of excited people lined the streets and waved to the Kennedys. The car turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m. As it was passing the Texas School Book Depository, gunfire suddenly reverberated in the plaza. Bullets struck the president’s neck and head and he slumped over toward Mrs. Kennedy. The governor was also hit in the chest. The car sped off to Parkland Memorial Hospital just a few minutes away. But little could be done for the President. A Catholic priest was summoned to administer the last rites, and at 1:00 p.m. John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead. Though seriously wounded, Governor Connally would recover. The president’s body was brought to Love Field and placed on Air Force One. Before the plane took off, a grim-faced Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the tight, crowded compartment and took the oath of office, administered by U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Hughes. The brief ceremony took place at 2:38 p.m.
I lack the words to be able to express what President John F. Kennedy means to me. A flawed character, as many heroes are. Yet, he was a man who was able not only inspire a nation, but to challenge its people. A leader who not only represented his own country, but all free peoples of the world. A man who challenged the notion that all our frontiers had been conquered, all our challenges had been faced. A president who never did what easy, he did what was hard- he did what was right. I care not to talk about his death. For he was so much more than a fallen figure, he was a triumphant leader.
“We are not here to curse the darkness, we are here to light a candle.”
29.05.1917 – 22.11.1963 🌹
After a while, the sun comes out and still, we search. John F. Kennedy isn’t there anymore, but we remember when he was. So, as we reflect on the life of John F. Kennedy, let us thank him for his charm, his charisma, his bringing “Camelot” to The White House, but let us not forget that this young man was not just one of America’s greatest speakers but one of the greatest the world has ever seen.
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.”
― John F. Kennedy