Greateful. Beautiful. Selfless. A life cut short

11:00 PM / Posted by Marcus /

At first I didn't know how to feel. I never really knew a lot about her, only what the media dished out, and to tell you the truth I got tired of the relentless hounding and intrusion into her private life!

It was the trip in London during July 2005 when visiting Hyde Park for the famous Live 8 concert, coming by chance at her "home" (Kensington Palace). I have found a new born respect and appreciation for this beautiful woman."England's Rose" "Queen of Hearts" and "The Only Queen We Wanted", read some of the many messages on the wall at her castle.

I want to write something ... in her memory ... but I simply can not do it. Words must be invented so I can describe the feeling I have every time I see people bringing her flowers at Kensington Palace celebrating both her birthday and her death.

I have been too small to understand the sadness around me the day she died. I was a young boy when I heard one of our neighbours telling to my mum the sad news. I remember the tears of my mother and couldn't understand why ?! I still don't understand why her death can cause so much sorrow . . . I remember the long talks my mother with her friends were having. And I couldn't believe the power of this women had, the power of making people happy and making them to believe in themselves. . . and in a better world.

But one day was given to me, to be in front of her "home", around the park she had always enjoyed a walk with her sons. To be near the gates that always opened in front of her . . . I have been given the opportunity of standing together with people that knew her... the chance to see how people from different countries and races are celebrating her death. I have been given the opportunity to stand in front of the biggest mountain of flowers I had ever seen. I had been given the chance to read the messages from the people who loved her wholeheartedly, the chance of seeing what she meant for the people she "ruled". And in that I believe. In the love those people show to her. In the respect and honour I saw that day at Kensington Palace. In the beauty of her eyes and the word s of Elton John:

" Loveliness we’ve lost,
these empty days without your smile.
This torch we’ll always carry

for our nation’s golden child.
And even though we try,
the truth brings us to tears.
All our words cannot express
the joy you brought us through the years.

Goodbye England’s Rose,
from a country lost without your soul,
Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
more than you’ll ever know.

Rest in peace, Princess

It's now on our shoulders to make our world a better place. Let's put a little Diana in our own lives. I will always miss you.

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Molly1961 on August 30, 2007 at 11:27 PM

There are some moments you truly never forget. For millions of people — whether they liked her or loathed her — Diana’s death is one of them. In those strange days and months that followed, there began an outpouring of public grief that my country has seldom, if ever, seen. Though we have lived through many disasters, both natural and manmade, it was unparalleled.
It was as if we’d been cheated of something. There are, of course, those who say: “Move on. Too much fuss. We don’t care.” There are many who are embarrassed by the outburst of sentimentality that followed and persists to this day. Others, a far fewer number, say: “We never cared.”
But many — here and around the world — are still fascinated, still moved, some perhaps even still grieving, for the woman Prime Minister Tony Blair memorably described on the morning of her death as “the people’s princess.”
I remember his words at the time, and the effect they had. It was as if he was validating the nation’s immediate — and continuing — emotional involvement. In three words, he put a title on the legend that Diana had become.

missnormajean on August 30, 2007 at 11:43 PM

"I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Princess Diana's family, particularly her two sons. Our heart goes out to them.
"We are today a nation in a state of shock, in mourning, in grief that is so deeply painful for us. She was a wonderful and a warm human being, although her own life was often sadly touched by tragedy. She touched the lives of so many others in Britain and throughout the world with joy and with comfort.
"How many times shall we remember her in how many different ways - with the sick, the dying, with children, with the needy? With just a look or a gesture that spoke so much more than words, she would reveal to all of us the depth of her compassion and her humanity.
"I am sure we can only guess how difficult things were for her from time to time. But people everywhere, not just here in Britain, kept faith with Princess Diana. They liked her, they loved her, they regarded her as one of the people. She was the People's Princess and that is how she will stay, how she will remain in our hearts and our memories for ever".

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