I need to write something about the tragedy that stroke Poland over the weekend. The crash of the plane with Polish president and other high officials on board killing all was a total shock to me. I have never had much respect for that president, a very polarizing, nationalistic and pig-headed figure but I cannot underestimate the human side of this tragedy. 96 people died near a place where 20 thousand Polish officers and intellectuals were executed by the Soviet regime. After hundreds of years of mistrust between Poles and Russians came the time when both nations came together to give respect to the dead of both tragedies. I am glad for that and hopeful that the new era will bring understanding and cooperation. Maybe it was the time for the old way of thinking to go with president Kaczynsk. Maybe it was time to make room for people who are willing to open the doors to a dialog. As always, I am trying hard to find the silver lining, I am sure there is one.