Friday, 31 August 2007

The People's Princess

It was one of those moments in our lives that we will all remember. We remember where we were, who we were with, how we heard and how we felt. How could one woman have touched so many people in such a profound way? What was it about her that made the whole world weep? Is there anyone else alive today that could do the same thing to us? William? Harry? I wanted to mark this 10th year since her death with a collective blogging project and I created this mixed media collage. (Did you know that the car hit the 13th pole in the tunnel? This gave me chills)After some research I discovered that 4 black swans swim in the lake that surrounds her resting place. The photo of her sitting on the boat was taken 7 days before she died and the other was the very last photo of her alive as she stepped into the black Mercedes. Some people were lucky enough to have met her, but in all of our own ways, we all felt as though we knew her....personally. I am sad today thinking about her boys. I am happy today thinking about how she lived and how much I enjoyed following her life story. Diana was a woman of our times and she will live on in our hearts for years to come. Diana always had 'the right word and the right gesture to bring joy and comfort to everyone.' (a quote from today's service in London)She was the 'People's Princess' - all people.

Please take a moment to visit these wonderful blogs to continue your tour of our collective blog project: 'The People's Princess':

The Restyled Home
Pigtown Design
This is Glamorous
My Outlook on Everything
Marilyn's Royal Blog

A lovely favorite this week is by Cote de Texas. Amazing!

If you are remembering Diana today on your blog, please let me know.


restyled home said...

What a lovely tribute! I also did a tribute on my blog. I still can't believe she's gone. z
When When searching online for pictures for my post, I couldn't believe how many beautiful ones there were to choose from. I even found a few I hadn't already seen. Some of them brought me back in time as I remember seeing them at the time they were first published.
Diana truly transcended generations of people all over the world. I wish she had never gotten into that car. Two boys would still have their beautiful mother.

chriskauf said...

I found your blog through my friend Linda's , I love your photos , what a beautiful blog, I must try your ice cream dessert, you can't imagine how thrilled I am to see a dessert I can actually make for my peanut allergic daughter, thanks, you travel a lot , wow you sure bring out Canada's beauty, you amke me want to travel, wish I could.
Chris , fellow Canadian, from Southern Ontario.

Fairfax said...

I put a little memorial on my site. I had made a digital collage, but forgot to save it (or forgot where I saved it).


Restyled Home: I agree. I wish it never happened. That is the sorry of accidents. If only. If only.

Chriskauf: Thank you for your compliment. I am so pleased you enjoy my work.

Fairfax: Let us know if you find the digital collage. I would love to see it.


Oops I meant to say 'sorrow' of accidents. Sorry!