One of the greatest men to live in our day.
I'm not sad, really. Until you die, your story's not over -- the race is still on, and there are plenty of hurdles ahead, likely to wipe out many of the early leaders, and give those looking for their second-wind a chance to find it.
But President Hinckley is like the Olympic hurdler who in the Final race is a full half-track ahead of the next guy, but with a few hurdles still separating him from the finish line. Him passing away is like clearing that last hurdle and heading for the finish. The soul swells just to watch as a true champion takes the ultimate crown, and in a way to have been there to see it.