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Started by Arn, September 08, 2022, 09:19:09 AM
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Quote from: Deebo on September 08, 2022, 01:56:28 PMIm surprised at how sad this has made me.
Quote from: Nik on September 08, 2022, 03:01:16 PMQuote from: Deebo on September 08, 2022, 01:56:28 PMIm surprised at how sad this has made me.Maybe it's not quite the same but I do find it making me think of a lot of things in my own life and the connections to her. My grandfather, who's been gone for more than 20 years, used to always note she was born two weeks after him. My grandmother, who's been gone for 5, was of English stock and was fairly big on the monarchy, still held a grudge against her uncle for the abdication and so on. This is a major generational change a clear severance from a lot of links to our past, even if you're not directly invested much in the monarchy.
Quote from: Arn on September 08, 2022, 03:16:04 PMI missed this writing my reply above, but yeah I think this is a lot of it too. She served in world war 2. The British Empire and British power and influence was still a thing when she took the throne but has waned over the course of her reign. She presided over the Commonwealth which was a thing she kind of drove as a bit of a replacement of the Empire. I can see a lot of that stuff really fully and more rapidly disappearing and passing into the history books with her passing. It's a literal end of an era and the start of a potentially less stable era.
Quote from: Arn on September 08, 2022, 03:01:59 PMIt's a historic moment to live through and experience too, especially as someone living in and very closely associated with the United Kingdom.
Quote from: Arn on September 08, 2022, 03:16:04 PMShe presided over the Commonwealth which was a thing she kind of drove as a bit of a replacement of the Empire.
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