some news is news

I’m not sure if you’ve been following the progression of this piece of plane found off an island near Madagascar, but being that I must understand all and every plane crash, I of course have. I’ve been checking in each morning with a sick longing for certainty that this part indeed belonged to the lost Malaysian plane, while trying not to imagine a piece of one of the four planes I’m about to board over the next few weeks bobbing off the coast of Africa, forgotten and barnacled.  Here’s what has been the progression of the news:

– Hey we found a piece of a plane! Maybe it’s from that lost plane!

– Okay so we looked at it, and we have determined that yes, it is a piece of a plane, and also, there is a missing plane.

– Okay so we looked at it even more, and now we can say with certainty that it is maybe part of that plane.

– Okay guys, it is definitely maybe part of that plane.

– HEY GUESS WHAT HUGE NEWS! We are 100 percent certain that it is definitely possible that it’s part of that plane!

– HEY EVEN HUGER NEWS ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? WE ARE NOW ABSOLUTELY SURE WITH CERTAINTY THAT IT IS DEFINITELY MAYBE POSITIVELY PART OF THAT PLANNNNEEEEE BUT MAYBE!

It is maddening. More than anything, I want peace and answers for the families, who have now been waiting some 500 days for news. I hope they get this.

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