Sunday, October 10, 2010

Love Your Lucky Life.

The TVs at work were on CNN yesterday as crews worked to drill out the trapped miners in Chile. It was amazing to walk past the counter and hear everyone talking about it. It appears that the story is the ultimate game of "What If?" 

Honestly though, what would be the first thing you'd do after being trapped in a mine for months?

I'd go swimming, I think. In the ocean. Or do snow angels on my bed. Or give ridiculously big hugs to all the amazing people in my life. Or just take huge deep breaths everywhere I went.  Or ask that "Home" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros be played upon my arrival to the surface and proceed to dance around like an idiot. 

I've been thinking about those guys so much and the latest story is that arguments have started over who will be the first to leave the mine. Apparently, no one wants to be at the top of the list. They all want everyone else to go ahead of them. 

Gosh. It fills me up. 

Go do something you couldn't do in a mine.
Go be happy for your lucky life. 


Brina said...

Nice post, sister :)

Ness said...

I will do push-ups and crab walk for resta the day.

....sad thing that was actually my agenda for Monday even prior to reading your ost.

MFB said...

ff, boo.

Anonymous said...

I think I would go back home, sit down in the grass and just listen to the breeze blowing through the trees. The leaves rustling - the volume turned up a notch with dried leaves added in the mix - and vibrating in the wind. I would put my hands in the grass and dig my fingers into the soil just a bit so as to remind me why the ground is still an ok place to be. Feel it also to assure me that the ground is more than just a barren black wasteland I just spent what felt like an eternity. Just sit there and see how wide, open, and blue the sky can be at times.

I just think this story goes to show how gracious and caring people can be when they break down their barriers... thanks for sharing your take on it!!!

Ness said...

....And there Dad goes again, posting anonymously on your Blog, Jess!