Raise your hands if you’ve been completely and totally transfixed by the mine rescue in Chile. I’ll admit, the TV was on all day – and I never leave it on that long. I was teary with just about every rescue and in awe of the bits and pieces I heard about their ordeal.
The world needs some good news.
If I had a microphone, a comfy chair and all the time in the world, here’s the first ten questions I’d ask…
TOP TEN: QUESTIONS FOR THE MINERS
1. What did you miss most?
2. When the mine first collapsed, did you think you would survive?
3. What’s one thing you plan on changing now that you’ve been given a second chance, so to speak?
4. Did you pray together as a group? If so, how did you pray? (Admittedly, this one intrigues me the most. With 94%, give or take, of Catholics in Chile, the chances are high that they were all Catholic. Just wonderin’.)
5. What’s the one take-home message you want the world to learn from your experience?
6. What’s the one thing you fear/ed the most…during the collapse, during the 69 days, during the rescue and now that you’re out of the mine?
7. What kept you alive and sane during those 69 days underground?
8. If you could talk to only person about your experience, who would it be? Why?
9. Certainly, the fame and riches are to come, but who’s the one person you most want to meet as a result of your new found “celebrity status”?
10. Do you plan on going back to mining?
Hey, a girl’s gotta ask. Not that CNN is banging down my door. Or that a miner in Chile even knows my blog exists. HA! I am inspired and amazed at what just transpired on live TV. We gathered the kids in the living room tonight so they could see the last miner surface. It was pretty incredible and something I’m sure they’ll remember for a long, long time.
The human spirit, when challenged, sometimes surprises. God bless Chile!