The first thing I thought of today was a friend of mine who frequently flies via Malaysian Airlines to Kuala Lumpur for work and business meetings, and who happened to be traveling this week. Fortunately at the time of the incident they were safely in a U.S. and texting friends and family to let them know they were doing okay.
Once I knew my friend was safe my mind wandered, I started thinking about the whole of the situation. If this plane was shot down, was it specifically targeted or were they just having some target practice to get ready for something else?
Nearly 300 people gone in a flash, families mourning, talk show hosts speculating, government officials across different countries preparing statements, offering condolences, and making quiet plans in case there is something more to come.
Lately the world feels as though it is falling apart, as if with the rise of technology the civilization and humanity of our life is just crumbling to bits and fragments.