Ted Kennedy once said of his legislative work, "I look at all the causes I'm involved in with a human face, and I think that is what has been enduring and continuing and inspiring."
Today, so many of those faces - belonging to the thousands of lives he touched- are gathering in Boston at his brother's presidential library where the Senator lies in repose.
And there are many others: an 8-year-old girl in Washington who was the Senator's last reading buddy - a 9-11 widow who found strength in a man who was no stranger to tragedy - and the parents of a fallen soldier who joined forces with Kennedy to ensure that men and women serving this nation get the armor they need.
Senator Kennedy wrote 25-hundred pieces of legislation in his 46 years in office, nearly 47, and passed hundreds of them into law.
But the legacy is not the paper - it's the people, the individual lives that collectively mourn on this day.
That's a page from our notebook.
I'm Jeff Glor, CBS News.