Friday, January 11, 2008

You Are Beautiful!



August 31st, 1997 is a day marked in history, a day of mourning across the globe. An untimely death of a people’s princess, a beautiful soul, caused havoc across the world. Yet Diana found no peace even in death. The speculations, the tabloids and the questions continue to hound those dear to her even today, over a decade after the horrific incident. Her story always confirmed my beliefs that ‘being nobody’ has its advantages!

As a little girl growing into my teens, I used to be an ardent fan of Diana, collecting articles, newspaper clippings and photographs. I used to pour over every minuscule detail like the wedding, the kids and anything royal that had ‘Diana’ in it. I even remember having a 'Diana cut', a hair style quite famous in those days. She would top my list of 'The Most Beautiful Women’, right beside Nutan, and Nargis, my all time favorites of the Indian cinema. I still consider her gorgeous.

Those days I was up to date on all the happenings in Diana’s life. Yet I missed out on the news of her accident and impending death in Paris, not sure how, but I had no notion about the current affairs that day until I touched down in the midst of a mourning nation. You see, a little over ten years ago, on this day I landed in Heathrow with just a suitcase in hand. Strange, my life was just beginning!


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16 comments:

paisley said...

what a lovely tribute ul... princess diana had a lot of loving supporters,, and tho not one myself,, i do see and appreciate her appeal.....

Sian said...

Those mourning days had to be some of the strangest that the UK has ever experienced. What a weird start for you in a new country :)
Still loving this blog UL!

keith hillman said...

Beautifully written. I was one of the thousands that lined the streets on the day of her funeral. Gone but never forgotten.

Robin said...

The circle of life. One was ending, as the new chapter in yours was just beginning.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Hi UL,

Sorry about your comments getting spammed. Hope it learns soon.

I wasn't around then, but I know Brian watched the entire process.

Granny Smith said...

a lovely tribute to a flawed princess whom we all loved and related to, including most Americans - including me. Such an interesting post concerning endings and new beginnings!

Shari said...

I remember in the 80's when us girls wanted our hair cut like Princess Diana. Yes. ‘Being nobody’ has its advantages! I like being unknown and having my privacy. "Being broke" has its advantages, too. No one asks to borrow money.

tumblewords said...

Nicely written. She was a special person, in her own way, and had an international following. Interesting that you landed at Heathrow in the middle of mourning to start a new life.

Redness said...

Written so beautifully UL, reminds me of where I was, how I heard, how I cried, for her and me - how times have changed! Love this!

Whitesnake said...

What is it?
Pass the tissues month?

Ok........."Pass the tissues!"

redness said...

So beautiful UL! Your post reminded me exactly where i was on that date ... Thank YOU!

gautami tripathy said...

Whatever said and done, she was aneroxic!

Redness said...

Darlling UL you're invited to join Blogaholics Anonymous - please pop over to my blog for the link and etcetera!xxx

Bone said...

Beautiful post, UL. It reminded me of being home and watching the tragedy unfold on CNN that night.

LittleWing said...

i was overwhelmed by the response to her death...especially when they threw roses at her funeral march....

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you! Diana would be horrified if she knew what this has done to hurt her boys.