Some of the analysis of today’s events has been quite interesting to read. There are obviously so many people ready to jump to conclusions and read into just the smallest of words or mannerisms.
This can be problematic because the people that we are watching closely – the royals – are grieving for a mother and grandmother. And none of us ever act normally when we are gripped by grief.
Today, Kate and William invited Harry and Megan to come on the walkabout outside Windsor Castle and the whole world seemed to have an opinionon everything they saw.
I read anger into almost anything, probably because of a strict upbringing; if I did even the smallest thing wrong my mother would fly off the handle. I am aware that I am overly sensitive on this front, and very often, I am way off the mark and the person who scowled at me was just squinting in the sun.
But I couldn’t help but notice the distance between Kate and William as they walked down the driveway. I hope that my damaged little brain is just overreacting again, because I idolise Kate and William.
Grief does funny things to the way we behave, and perhaps Kate just powers through the sadness, and that’s how she copes. My dad is the most unemotional person in the world and when his dad passed away it hit him so hard that he couldn’t work for six moths. The reaction was totally unexpected, but what can be expected when you’ve lost somebody you’ve known forever?
I hope that they are all OK and my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
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You’re absolutely right, Rachel. We do all sorts of things as a reaction to grief. We can never know exactly how we (or anyone) will deal with such grief. I hesitate to draw conclusions, anyway, about people I’ve never met. We don’t know what they’re thinking, and how they feel. I hope the family is coping, and I wish them well, as I would anyone who’s lost a beloved family member.
I know that I’m not an angry person but I tend to get really spiteful when I’m sad. It’s an ungly quality, but when I’m feeling intense pain it’s the way that I express myself.