Wednesday, October 13, 2010


For just a couple of hours last night it seemed the world set aside it's differences and focused it's attention on 33 men trapped deep below the earth. It was like a breath of fresh air from all the news of conflict around the world. On rare occasions people do flock together to do some common good but not often enough in this day and age. If only we could copy this effort and spread it around there would be hope after all.

Some 5000 news organizations around the world covered this event. All eyes were on a small town in Chile. Even those nations we tend to label as none caring were there watching waiting and hoping. If only we could set aside our differences on a more regular basis. If only.


Roger Owen Green said...

This story makes me teary-eyed. It's so embarrassing.

Tom Harper said...

A Seattle Times columnist captured it. He said something like "think of all the things you've done, the places you've been and the things you've seen since the middle of last summer. During that whole period, the people trapped in that Chilean have been right there in the same place, just waiting."

MRMacrum said...

Moments like this make me realize that no matter what awful shit is going down, no matter how terrible things may seem, there is always hope somewhere that finds the light of day.

What got me was the fellow who brought up rock souvenirs for the crowds waiting up top. That made me smile and then I puddled up. And I'm not embarrassed. Sure beats the Hell out of tears of rage.

The Blog Fodder said...

It is the best news story of the year. Tears are appropriate. Miracles do happen sometimes.

Ranch Chimp said...

I havent posted anything on this, but been watching this like a fox watches a henhouse ..... but EXCELLENT job by this rescue crew man! Loved it!

Good thing it didnt happen in the USA when election's werent up ... legislation probably would have made it illegal to get them out for the corporation they worked for .... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... just kiddin Guy! :)