The miracle of Chile

16 Oct

And yet another weekend is here. It’s just insane how quick the weeks go by.

The one thing that stood out for me this week was the rescue of the Chilean miners. Wow, what an operation that was. Imagine being trapped underground with 32 other people, not knowing if you’ll make it out alive. I can’t imagine it, I don’t think anyone can. To see how they kept their spirits up and how they stayed positive and energetic, I think we can all learn from that.

To see that capsule disappear into the earth, knowing that that thing is going to bring all those man back into the real world, was amazing. The thought of having to go inside that thing and then make that journey up, can drive any claustrophobic over the edge. But then again, I doubt many miners suffer from claustrophobia right? I sure hope not!

And out they came, sunglasses on, shaky but happy. Finally seeing their loved ones again. Even after seeing many of them come back, it still brought tears to my eyes. Such pure love and pure emotion. Amazing.

Their lives will never be the same again. They’re heroes now. Celebrities. Books will be written about them. Hollywood will knock on their doors, anxious to tell their story. I sure hope they get a lot of guidance for themselves as for their families. They’ll need it!

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One Response to “The miracle of Chile”

  1. Mindless Rambler October 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Oh this was a wonderful thing to watch, I got so emotional at times you would think it was my loved one coming out. Even as each wife/girlfriend/mother was taken to the site when it was her turn for a reunion it was just emotional to see the anticipation on their faces, especially when the couldn’t just dash over and hug them, the minutes they had to wait as they were unstrapped must have been the most agonising of all!

    I agree I hope they do get guidance and support and not just forgotten about now they are free. xx

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