Will we ever learn the truth? Probably not in our lifetime.
December 26, 1996 we were shocked senselessly into the murder of a beautiful little girl from Boulder, Colorado.
We all knew the news, the accounts, the investigative blunders, accusations, blame and grew sick and tired of knowing so much about this family but not knowing who had taken this child's life.
Her mother dying without ever knowing that in all the public scrutiny over the years that finally she and her husband had been exonerated of the crime.
Since that event in history I cannot bear to see Pagentry for Children in the same light. I believe they are so wrong on many levels and I wonder if indeed such instant growing up of this precious girl led to her demise.
The parents and supporters of such events have such eloquent reasons for substantiating pagent involvement and we just seem to either be For them or Dead Set Against them, but is there anything ultimately we can do to make a change. I think not. Is it just as simple as a mother living vicariously through her child. Someone probably with a lower level of self worth and seeing the admiration passed from an adoring public to HER child? I don't know.
I just know that when I see the little girls which are so beautiful in their little girl, innocent, childlike natural beauty becoming a miniature sex object it disturbs me. It makes me sad and I feel ashamed of the adults who are involved in this.
I try to not be a "holier than thou" person because I am no better than anyone else and have no reason or right to judge anyone. I just find this as so many other things I view as a phenomena to be so fascinating. And something I truly do not understand.
To me a little girl, a little boy is just little for such a short and sweet time. And then they become adolescents and teens and then young adults, and then adults and looking back at that thing called childhood......Why where ever did it go. It was so fleeting.
This says Refreshing and not just in lemons!
For additional news and reading into the case there is a very nice website at Welcome to Remembering Jon Ben'et.