It has been a dark difficult day for me like for so many others today. Remembering the victims of Flight MH17, thinking about everything that was written and said about this horrible incident, including my own words. We wend to church today, my girlfriend and newly found family at my side. We mourned together, we prayed together. We were close, as family and that means more to me than I am able to express. Back at my aunt’s house, tears overwhelmed me and I cried, my family cried with me. Again I felt flashes of anger boiling inside me, feelings I don’t want to have but I can’t avoid. My aunt sensed it, held my hand and just sat there with me. I felt what it means to have a family on this dark sad day.
And then I got a message from my dear friend Anna, a shocking message which sums up all the damage done by all the blame games going on since the massacre of Flight MH17. She wrote me “Do you hate me today?”. I tried to call her immediately but she didn’t answer the calls. But she wrote another message. “Your press all say we did it. Please don’t hate me for this!”.
My dear sweet friend finally answered the phone after many tries.
I don’t hate you, how could I hate you? Why should I hate you, you are my friend!
But they all blames us for killing your people a year ago. They all hate us for it, you also.
I don’t care what they write or what they say and no matter what, I don’t hate you. You are my friend!
But what if it was us? What if we did this?
We both know it wasn’t you and we both don’t know who it was. We will have to wait what the investigations show and no matter what it will show, it wasn’t you.
Will you still talk to me when they say it was us?
When that happens, I will talk even more to you than I do now. You are my friend, we have been friends since we were kids.
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