Maeve Hickey, photographer for the “America In Ireland” project, was kind enough to share one of her photos of Senator Edward Kennedy with us and her remembrances of this most historic photo shoot.
“This photo, in which Senator Edward Kennedy’s tremendous humanity is so evident, was taken on a blistering summer morning in Washington two years ago.
“Our meeting was without doubt the high point in a fascinating photo project – “America in Ireland,” which explored the multifaceted manifestations of America, its people and culture, in Ireland.
“The project brought me into the presence of remarkable and sometimes surprising places and people. Among the latter were the dancers Michael Flatley and Jean Butler, the novelist JP Donleavy, two Choctaw Indians who come every year to the wilds of County Mayo to commemorate the Irish Famine, and, of course, Senator Kennedy.
“I met the Senator in his Washington office and was touched by his warmth and generosity, and moved by his genuine dedication – a dedication that was going to keep him on the floor of the senate that night for a filibuster!
“He offered to sit for his portrait at his desk alongside his brother’s presidential flag and the flag of Ireland and again on the sofa, the wall behind him a mosaic of poignant family and national memories, including portraits of his lost brothers and nephew.” ~ Maeve Hickey
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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