I haven't had the right words for my feelings about MH370 until now.
For the piece of mind of the loved ones and family left behind, I hope that those who died suffered briefly. That there last moments were not spent paralyzed with fear. That they were able to find peace with the God of their spirituality and leave with calm and the knowledge that they were entering a place where nothing more could be taken from them and nothing more could hurt them. That they have been given closure in the depths of that ocean.
Will there ever be firm answers to the ambiguities of this crash for those that have been left behind? Is satellite data and a messages from dignitaries enough? Or the text messages sent in English to the largely Chinese speaking relatives expressing regret and sorrow?
Would being able to hold a piece of paper with government crests, stamps and signatures somehow make this ending real? A tangible end to a period of torment, fear and uncertainty. Official documentation that the worst has happened and that your anguish has been 'formally acknowledged'?
Grief sometimes needs both psychological and physical end points for it to end and in turn set a mind free for new beginnings and 'life afterwards'.
A bit deep and dark for a Wednesday. Might have to return later with a return to mindless banter.