Sleepless Night

I had to be somewhere early on the the morning of her death so I attempted to go to bed early.  I left the television on to keep me company as I was drifting to sleep.  I finally went to sleep, being an insomniac I sometimes can't sleep at all.  I am not sure how long I had slept, but I remember the announcer coming on and saying that Princess Diana has been in a tragic accident.  This jolted me up out of bed thinking that I was having a nightmare.  I turned the television to CNN and sure enough he was saying that the paparazzi was chasing Diana and her boyfriend Dodi into a tunnel causing them to wreck.  They stated again that the princess was still alive.  I breathed a sigh of relief and went back to sleep.  Unfortunately it was to be a short lived relaxation, as I heard the next day she passed away.

 

Princess Diana's death and funeral is something that I will never forget, just as I will never forget where I was for the Oklahoma bombings (in a building in Oklahoma City) or when the Twin Towers were hit (in a call center performing compliance auditing.

Hers was a life cut way too short before she could continue her charitable ways.  I miss seeing her on the television, so beautiful and bigger than life.

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7 Responses Mar 14, 2009

UC, I think you are so right about that. She was very beautiful physically but what made her spectacular was the sunshine that just seemed to escape her from deep inside.

beautiful

That is so sad.

I can still see in my mind her funeral and those young men and their brave faces.

She was beautiful and unforgettable. I clearly remember the day and was filled with disbelief that such a thing could have happened.

Lunar, great comments on the Princess Lunar. I could not have said it better myself. Thank you.

I was having a sleepover with my little granddaughter and we were staying up late to play. I was very touched by Diana's life and her death. I believe that she was an advanced soul who came in to do certain good things and got distracted by her personal life. That hapeens to us all sometimes. She still managed to do a quite a bit. I miss her too. She seemed to just radiate light even when she was personally suffering.