From a tragic situation, a mother sees more meaning than is really there from the words and actions of her now lost son.
Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his big brother Shaka at the airport so they could catch Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the first leg of their journey to Bali to visit their grandmother.
The next morning, Samira Calehr and her friend Aan ushered her sons onto the train to the airport. They were joking and laughing. Shaka, 19, had just finished his first year of college, where he was studying textile engineering, and promised to keep an eye on Miguel. Their other brother, Mika, 16, hadn’t been able to get a seat on Flight 17 and would travel to Bali the next day.
“Mama, I’m going to miss you,” he said. “What will happen if the airplane crashes?”[...]
How could he have known? How could she have known?
“I should have listened to him,” she says softly. “I should have listened to him.”
He didn’t know. He showed anxiety, he did not have a detailed premonition from what is disclosed. So many people get nervous before a trip. There has been such media saturation about the previous Malaysian flight that this is not at all surprising people were feeling anxiety. What is a shame is, because she believes this, she blames herself.
We never hear about the times people think they have premonitions and they turn out to be nothing, which is probably all the time.
Tip: Joy Harris