[trans.: 31 August 1997, Sunday, 11:23
Braves are leading (5-2). It has been the longest day. Everything on TV was about Princess Diana. It is terribly sad. Anyone who has a Mother must have sympathy for her sons. Everybody at church laughed. I thought that was gross. Does my generation have no compassion? A historical figure was tragically killed and people laughed. I talked to XXXXXXX. She was quite depressed. She's been in a spiritual rut and this inexplicable sense of loss at the death of Diana is not helpful. It seems unreal that this icon who I practically grew up hearing about has done something as mundane as dying.