Beyond what happened and why, Flight MH 370 is above all a tragedy of human loss and sorrow
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To fly is to confront our fears. Some anxieties we do not analyze too thoroughly or we would never confine ourselves to a metal tube hurtling through the skies at 35,000 feet. Trepidation also comes in cosmic terms, like the inevitability of gravity or the jetlag that results from spanning time zones. Still other concerns we keep to ourselves, embarrassed to admit we even consider them: worrying about a man who looks shifty-eyed at airport security only to end up sauntering onto the flight; or glimpsing through the cockpit window at a pilot who looks far too young to be commanding hundreds of lives.