I am aware that this post may well offend many; the sort who knew Diana so well they just have to join in with depositing flowers and teddy bears every time her name is mentioned. There has been comment elsewhere here about the possible change in the politics of waging war if the son or daughter of a prominent politician or two were involved in warfare. The threat that child might be killed. We now have (more than) ample evidence of how the loss of a child impacts upon one particular politician. It seems that the proposition that death of a loved one conditions one's outlook may well be correct. Maybe, just maybe, the next time the taking heads at Westminster gabble their way through a condolence message, they will have a better understanding of what death is all about. That is what I take from the death of that child.