A recent report by the BBC on the ongoing investigation into Diana’s death after a French evaluation left me rather intolerable. In it was an accusation that the photographers that were pursuing her contributed to the injury and, thus, her death. While this can’t actually be contested it would appear that the commitment of those men is such that they have very little respect for the privacy of their subject.
Apparently a picture of her boy-friend, Dodi, made its creator and the press for which he worked millions of dollars. The paparazzi were fired up while trying to find another’exclusive’ shot of the exact same or similar.
This woman was big news and well enjoyed globally and magazines and newspapers were hungry for anything that would suggest she was romantically involved with someone. The kiss seemed to be just what they needed.
Looking past the photographers, however, caused me to question the mindset of the public who swallow this stuff. They are the ones who but the magazine and papers. They are also hungry for gossip and snippets of information from the private lives of the famous. If they did not there would be no need for what happened that night in Paris.
The BBC, however, sent their own team to follow up and low and behold they discovered evidence that the vehicle was smashed up and composed two years before.
Sold to a company who sold and repaired it was bought by a limousine provider to the wealthy in Paris. It was apparently under wraps in the cellar of the Ritz Hotel when it was brought out to take Diana and Dodi away from it to his flat.
Because the photographers were chasing the car it had been going at speed when it crashed to the pillar of the tunnel through which they were travelling. It was a case of circumstances and the attribute has to be distributed to many situations, not least of which is the hunger for the public and the press for that type of gossip.
The world lost an icon that night and the media lost a victim. We don’t understand why things like this happen but in my view we die when our time is up no matter who we are or what we are doing.
The things that are unexpected and, in or minds untimely, are done just when they are meant. We’ve got all reincarnated and our death and birth is timed precisely to fit into that design. Our commitment should be to the Spirit rather than to any icon or idol.