Saturday, May 5, 2007

Journey's Eve


It was one final check before I left. One never knows, there may be an important message or request. So I opened up Mozilla, the page that automatically comes up was programmed in by Troy. He loves the news, checks it everyday while eating a bowl of Kellogg's with cold milk. Its CBC, front page:

"115 feared dead in crash of Kenya Airway's plane"

The plane was leaving from Abidjan on the Ivory Coast to Nairobi. It crashed in Cameroon.

I know that there is no connection, a twist of fate, mere lives blowing in the winds of chance or destiny, whatever way you look at it, its tragic. The second Kenya Airways flight to crash. The first in 2000 was also leaving from Ivory Coast. Apparently the planes are 6 months old.

I can't help but wonder, if this is an omen. A message, a foreshadowing for me. My Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi to Kigali leaves tomorrow. I can't help but take comfort in the knowledge that while I'm floating in a steel, tubular structure thousands of feet in the air, my mother will be at church saying a "Hail Mary" or two for me.

1 comment:

cameldiva said...

Safe travels, my dear sister. I heard the news yesterday morning and my heart sank. But I was hoping if I didn't talk to you about it, you would have not heard and all will be fine. Sts Christopher and Anthony are looking out for you too.