Media personality Julie Gichuru was oblivious of two dangerous incidences that would have ended her life when she was aboard a plane to Nairobi from Rwanda.
Flew from Nairobi to Kigali this afternoon. As we tried to land in Kigali it was overcast and raining so we aborted landing twice
Actually, if anything I was in great spirits while everyone else was panicking. Unaware of the aborted landings I did notice we were off course. This was terrain I had never seen before. I thought we had simply been redirected.
She continued, “I said to myself, ‘sometimes in life it is so important to go off course, in going onto a less travelled path you see new things and learn so much more.’
I was very impressed with my profound thought! As people prayed and recorded goodbye videos for loved ones I was marvelling at the terrain and taking pictures thinking to myself, ‘Wakanda beautiful continent is this!’
Julie says that she was oblivious of the drama because:
I had earphones on, listening to music- loud, as I often do. I had no idea that we had two dangerous encouters. If we went down I would have been oblivious till the last few seconds. Being present in the moment is an important thing… Or, is it?
Julie’s pals were in a panic, one actually made peace with the impending doom and recorded a goodbye message to the mum.
When we landed, I realised just how serious the situation was. Others on the flight had been praying and doing all manner of things in alarm. @john_seel actually recorded a goodbye video for his Mum! Yes, he did! (we want to watch it John ) So sweet though …and there I was, totally clueless.
Perspective is a fascinating thing