In fact I have a lot to say than what I’m going to write in my next few lines. Just that, at times we fall short of words for all bad and sad reasons, no regrets of course.
I can’t explain how much today’s Russian plane crash incident has moved me, emotionally. The plane crash involving the Ice hockey team players’ death, who were the national champions for three times, and now I realize it requires no time to change addressing people from ‘are’ to ‘were’.
My sincere condolences to those players who lost their lives and I hope, I mean we all hope their family and friends would digest the fact and face it out.
The below lines are found out in one of my attempts to know about such disastrous plane crashes killing teams over the years.
“Eight soccer players were among the 21 people who died when the Manchester United team plane crashed on takeoff in icy conditions in Munich on Feb. 6, 1958. The team continued its season and reached the 1958 FA Cup final”
Hats off to those players, who made it to the finals, despite fighting the fact that some of their very dear team mates and friends could not make it with them, who otherwise would have shared every minute of their success, together. I have no words for their coach who must have had enormous guts and nerves of steel to inspire his players to do so.
How much we talk about the greatness of players when they achieve! How much we curse when they can’t make it! How much we worry when such sad incidents happen and how come we all come together in voicing our opinion! May be, it’s the way to go!
Life is not too short to live and not too long to lead!