Lost Horizon

As the media coverage of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 cools off and news outlets wander to more interesting stories manifesting themsleves in a more satisfying and ratings worthy ways, I can't help but think of my favorite novel of all time, Lost Horizon, James Hilton's 1933 classic which invented and introduced the world to Shangri-La.  The book opens in state of panic, uncertainty and peril as a small plane evacuating a British base in India is hijacked and swept over the Himalaya to an unknown destination and fate.  Without revealing too much, the passengers are welcomed into a wonderful, ageless land.  

While we may not know the fate of those passangers on MH370 for some time if ever, one can hope they too were whisked over high mountains of Central Asia and are under the Diamond Mountain of Shangri-La as we speak.