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Monday, 6 March 2017

A Princess Lost, A Saint Gained

Lady Diana was a metaphorical princess before she became a matrimonial one, because she loved others, and so was loved by others. She was not nurtured by the Royal Family to display great characteristics, it was already in her nature. Her personal roots were firmly embedded in caring for others, which was partly evidenced in her nursery position. Prince Charles plucked a true English rose, whose seed blossomed and bloomed in many of our appreciative minds.

Initially she excelled in her position, and became the focal point of the Royal Family, and not just for her graces, but also for her vulnerability. It was a paradox that many of us felt empathy in how the media relentlessly conducted itself in her pursuits, as we also liked to be kept updated with her life and style!

She became a fashion icon, and seemed to revel in this recognition, but transparency did not prevail and many of us were blinded by our own selfish interests of loving too much of her, as behind closed doors she was suffering in silence, and was being told to 'put up' and 'shut up', regardless of her torment! The psychological pressures of the constant media attention, and little consoling comfort, rendered her at times to look withdrawn from functional life! What many of us thought was a magical fairy tale existence, was in reality Diana’s Halloween, as she was surrounded by spooks and scary make believe characters!

Regardless of this predicament in her circumstance, she soldiered on, and battled with her distress, and waged war on lots of other causes of suffering, and fought for major changes that would save many people from becoming innocent victims, particularly in some third world countries, such as Africa, where reckless armies were indiscriminately planting mines where the general public roamed, and issuing out corporal punishment within their own populaces to silence any raised voices!

Diana experienced suffering, and so had a keen eye to notice it around her, regardless of proximity! She acted upon this, and capitalised on her position and standing to become a true advocate of peace, and not just diplomatically, but personally, as she often ventured to aid many man-made victims in hospitals, etc. She comforted people with real empathy, and her consoling tears of understanding cleansed many perceptions that the West did not care! She fought the impoverished disgrace, which nourished our ‘food for thought’ with pace.

And so, despite being elevated to great heights, Diana lowered herself with a depth of humbleness, and became not just a socialite of the aristocracy, but also of the people, and seemingly with deference! She laid a firm foundation of charitable deeds for Princes William and Harry to build upon – and any other persons of influence to affect a positive change! She was an inspiration worth emulating, regardless of stature.

A class taught, can be a lesson learned. Heights sought, can be humbly earned. Selfless thought, can be a quality discerned.

© Andrew Stevenson 15/10/10

I've posted this early on on my blogger odyssey, but sadly had few followers and no comments! So I've posted it again to see if I can get a response? I'm going to delete the older post.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my country blog which I'm not very faithful to these days. Like this post because I've always thought of Princess Diana as a beautiful person inside and out. One of my daughters happened to live in England when she died. She was impressed with all the flowers she received.

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    1. She was beautiful inside and out. I admired her immensely. Thank you for your kind words. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  2. Thanks for your visit! Princess Diana was a beautiful person in every way!

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    1. She certainly was. Thanks for your visit too and for leaving a comment. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog Andrew. Yes, Diana was both undervalued and overvalued. She will be remembered with love.

    I was born in Heaton Moor by the way. Lived in Bramhall for the early part of my life.

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  4. You are welcome. And she was undervalued and overvalued.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  5. I enjoyed reading about Princess Diana. Sounds like she was truly beautiful person, both outside and in heart!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading the article. She was an inspiration to many! Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  6. I will never forget the day Princess Diana died, it was all over the news here in NY and my heart broke for her family. So sad, I'm glad her sons grew up well and I'm sure she'd be very proud.

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    1. Her sons have grew up well. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind comment. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  7. I just watched a special about your princess and remember the sadness that rocked the world when she passed. She was and is a beautiful spirit.

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  8. She certainly is. Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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