Today, 22nd of August 2014 – A National Day of Mourning

Today the remains of 20 of the Malaysians who perished in the MH17 tragedy reached home.

My somber mood will never come any close to the grief that their loved ones must be feeling. At work we do our part by flying flags at half mast. Some co-workers are wearing black. I stay away from bright colours and have no makeup on.

Hopefully the knowledge that the rest of the country is standing in solidarity with the bereaved will bring some consolation to them. Sometimes the only words we need to say in times like these are as simple as “I am here with you.”

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