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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Triumph of the Human Spirit

today marks the triumph of the human spirit as the 33 San Jose miners
are slowly being hauled after 69 gruelling days of entrapment half a mile underground
this is a very emotional moment not only for the miners, their families and the whole Chilean people
who have struggled to bring solutions to the seemingly hopeless case of resurfacing them
but a moving sight to see a multitude including the country's highest leader
welcoming them one by one with a tight embrace
as if meeting them back from the dead

one can't help but think and wonder at how some people can easily absolve self-confessed,
arrogant, erring buddies after professing "walking in the right path" for the country's sake
Chile as a nation has chosen the right path for the right reasons
and bringing the entire nation in figurative unity in the process
while a people rejoices in the hard-earned triumph of preserving life
some would rather talk of righteousness, primacy of life and unity
and just remain blubbering them

1 comment:


very true hubbyko! thanks for this 'balanced perspective' he he. i love you so much...