Lyndon B. Johnson is quoting as saying the following to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (in current issue of Newsweek Magazine):
“I knew from the start if I left the woman I really loved – the Great Society – in order to fight this bitch of a war (Vietnam) on the other side of the world, then I would lose everything at home. All my programs. All my hopes…All my dreams.”
I think this is the saddest, most heartbreaking statement. The regret in those words is palpable and powerful. I actually cried when I read these words.
I’m trying to think of a way to visually represent the power and loss behind these words.