Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!
I was reminded of the above poem when I read an article at CNN about the missing AirAsia plane.
CNN aviation analyst Mary Schiavo questioned whether weather would have been a factor in what happened to the plane.
"Ordinarily, the pilots would get the updated weather from air traffic control and, of course, their onboard radar," said Schiavo, a former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation. "So whether there was (bad) weather in the area would not be a mystery."
A rescue operation is under way in high winds in Greek waters for an Italian ferry carrying 466 people that has caught fire, Greek officials said early Sunday.
...The evacuation of the ferry was occurring in difficult conditions, with passengers saying gale-force winds were lashing the vessel.
An Indonesian man scheduled to travel on the missing Air Asia Indonesia flight with his family has thanked God that chance led him to cancel their tickets just a day before it disappeared.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2889017/We-thankful-god-Man-supposed-travel-missing-AirAsia-flight-wife-three-young-children-cancelled-tickets-YESTERDAY-father-ill.html
We board an airplane or a ship and take it for granted we are going to arrive at our destination some hours later.
A friend of mine told me how she dreamed she had gone on vacation and that her apartment had been robbed. When she woke up and saw that a robbery had not taken place, she was grateful that she still had what she thought had been taken. Let's be grateful for things that we take for granted. And let's say a perek Tehillim for Ayala bat Rut, who faces a long recuperation period.