Like so many people I sat glued to the TV last night to watch the first of 33 miners emerge from the mine that they have been trapped in for over 2 months. I wasn't sure what to expect but he emerged from the rescue capsule looking clean, freshly shaven and none the worse for the wear. There were tears in my eyes as I watched him embrace his son. The second miner emerged even more jubilant and exuberant. Since then, there have been 11 rescues in total with 22 miners remaining.
I am in awe of the rescue workers who have worked tirelessly to ensure that this rescue was possible 2 months ahead of their originally projected schedule. The selfless nature of the people who have worked day and night to prepare the rescue shaft and the amazing rescue workers who agreed to be sent down into the shaft to assist the miners is inspiring.
Watching the miners emerge one by one and the excitement that erupts with each new rescue is the most heart-warming thing I have seen in many years.
For us here in the US, this mining rescue has given us a much needed break from the political crap that is constantly on the television. Instead of focusing on tea party vs. democrats, or who will control the house, which politician said what, or will the housing market ever recover, we finally get to focus on the things that are really important - that is the sanctity of life and the tenacity of the human spirit.
I hope that the remaining miners are rescued without incident and that each of these men is able to recover physically and emotionally from this ordeal without too many long-term complication.
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