I saw a picture of Princess Diana in the media commemorating the 18th anniversary of her death. I remember working in the ER when a patient told me that she had been involved in a terrible accident. Around 20 minutes later one of the girls at the admitting desk called me and said that she had passed. Working in the ER we are surrounded by death and dying all the time. You can try your best to keep it professional and distance yourself from all the pain, but, sometimes at your weakest moment humanity creeps in and you have to take a minute to re-group. I found myself, standing in the departs linen closet, crying. I did not know Diana and yet I felt some sort of connection. I allowed myself a minute to be emotional and then I was reminded of something my friend Andrew would say to me…..”Laugh and the World laughs with you, cry and you look like shit!”
Such a class act. No need to wear something revealing or even the dreaded wardrobe malfunction. A kind person in the position to do good in our world. She had a platform that the rest of us do not. Hopefully, she can still inspire each of us to be the change we want to see in the world. Just a thought…have a great day!
2 thoughts on “Remembering Diana”
Happened to awaken in the middle of the night and heard the news and sat in front of the TV sobbing. It was one of those moments that you never forget where you were or what you were doing.
Well said, Greg.