May The Dead Rest in Peace and May The Living Live Well

candle-flame

It’s been a really crazy week; 3 plane disasters in the last 7 days. This is madness. Never in my short life have I seen such a frequency of aviation incidents.

It all started earlier this year with the disappearance of MH 370 on 8 March 2014, which is assumed to have crashed in the South Indian Ocean. To date, the place wreckage has yet to be found and none of the bodies on board the flight have been found either.

Then on 17 July 2014, MH 17 went down too. It was such a huge shock. What are the odds of an airline suffering 2 major incidents in one year? This is historical! I do not deny that I was poking fun at Malaysia Airlines when the news broke but as soon as it was discovered that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile, I deleted everything. I was most definitely very shocked and saddened by the news.

The worst part of the entire MH 17 incident was how the plane was shot down by a missile; this could clearly be classified as an act of terrorism but it is very likely that it was a case of mistaken identity and MH 17 was shot down by accident.

MH 17 is now a really sensitive issue because if it is not handled well and if things escalate, the threat of war to a certain scale is quite real. It’s such a political and diplomatic crisis.

Then as if it wasn’t shocking enough, just last night (23 July 2014), Transasia flight GE 222 crashed in a failed emergency landing in a typhoon.

AND to add on to it, Air Algerie/Swiftair AH 5017 crashed a couple of hours ago in Niger. It seems like it was a result of poor visibility in bad weather as well.

I simply do not know what to feel any more. 🙁 It’s so depressing to hear such a string of fatal incidents within such a short time span.

Yet, at the same time, it reminds me once again how little control I have over my time on Earth as a living thing. And once again, I am kicking myself in the butt and going, “Get moving. What are you waiting for?”

I hope that everyone of you reading this will also stop procrastinating what you have always wanted to do and go do it; live your life meaningfully and to the fullest.

Finally, may all the victims on board those doomed flight rest in peace and condolences to the relatives and loved ones left behind.

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