It was very touching to see Gorby there to pay his respects. He hung back for a bit and then gently touched the flag on the casket. I bet the people there were floored! Wish I could be there.
I hope they let the public stay when President Bush goes tonight.
From what I understand, both Reagan and Gorbechev had something else in common--believing mothers who prayed for their sons. I believe that there was a spiritual tie between these two men that may have been obscured at the time by the immensity of the issues they discussed.
You're perhaps watching this on CSPAN; if not, you're seeing "almost live" pictures being posted here by TomGuy and other talents; you're participating in the Forum; and you have a longing to personally express your respects with those of like mind in DC.
It was told to me the other night when I couldn't attend the viewing just down the pike from me in Simi -- "You're there in spirit." And along with the rest of us, who are participating in the best way that we can, by viewing and by prayer, I'm sure that our good wishes are being felt by the President's family. I know it's not like being there in person, but I believe that it's the next best thing.