Haunted by Bobby’s murder: The Healing Journey of Juan Romero

Of the many fine writers at the National Post, Joe O’Connor is one of my favourites.  His story about Juan Romero, the busboy kneeling by the body of Robert Kennedy in that now iconic photo of American tragedy, is a profound example of the healing journey of a man’s heart.

Juan Romero knelt before the grave in Arlington National Cemetery last Saturday morning, and as he did, his mind began to race.

Memories flooded back, snapshots from another time, another place.

He could see Bobby Kennedy giving that famous speech, talking about love, compassion and understanding, offering a nation healing words after Martin Luther King Jr. had been gunned down in Memphis.

He could see Bobby Kennedy walking side by side with Cesar Chavez, the Mexican-American labour leader. And he could remember the first time he shook his hand at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/Haunted+Bobby+murder/3897932/story.html

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