Watching The Miners Come Out
Its been a long time since a release was so covered.
The last time I remember a release getting so much media attention it was when Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island. I will always remember the sight of the frail man in his brown suit walking towards the cameras. One major difference is that Mr Mandela could have been released much earlier but refused because there were conditions he could not accept attached.
There is a continual report of how many are out, who they are and details about their families. Some will probably be well remembered.
With a billion people around the world watching this, many will have their favourite part. The seven year old boy in tears as he caught a first glimpse of his father. Then there is the miner who is worried about coming out of the mine. His wife is now aware of the fact that her has a mistress, and the mistress has been part of the vigil.
There is constant news reports and a declaration that the last one will be out tonight. So far they all seem well considering, but have been sent for check-ups.
Talks of a Hollywood film have been mentioned, and even the names of people who could be involved. Whatever the outcome, newspapers, news reports and any compensation they receive should give them and their families a better standard of living.
One poor man had only been working their for four months, so has spent half his working life there trapped. One was not even a miner but was there to fix one of the vehicles.
All will have an amazing story to tell, and have much to be glad and thankful for. The celebrations in Chile are the same as they were in South Africa just over 20 years ago.
Could be a case of all’s well that ends well.