Joined: 19 Jul 2006
|Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:18 pm Post subject: a long time since yesterday
|for that is what it seems....as if she died yesterday. i remember it so well. i had made breakfast, and come in to my sitting room to eat it. the tv went on, and the world fell apart.
like all of you, i DIDNT know diana. of course i didnt. but i FELT that i did. she had that certain special something which made you feel that, if you met her, she would have thoroughly enjoyed a natter! that you would have become friends.....
and then, like so many others, i waited for the windsors to say something...anything, and it didnt happen. diana was gone, and nobody seemed to care.
but we DID care. WE CARED. the general public showed just how deeply they held this beautiful woman in their hearts and souls. and the sea of flowers which rested outside the palace proved that more than anything else.
we truly loved her, because she was a REAL person. not a spoiled, self-righteous one, living behind closed walls, deigning only to come out at the 'appropriate' times. she understood how people functioned, their hopes, their dreams, and their worries. and she, somehow, made it better. made it easier to bear life when it was absolutely bloody.
you could see her exquisite smile in the papers, and on television, and know that she KNEW the way of the world. NOT that she was hidden away, living a life which bears or bore no relationship or relevance to society in general.
she took her children out, and made them understand that not everybody was bowed and scraped to. not everybody automatically went to the head of the queue. not everybody had unlimited money. not everybody had a warm bed at night. not everybody had a meal....
i loved her.