Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le!
Wednesday October 13th 2010, 11:08 pm
Filed under: History,Life

To the BBC guy: no, it wasn’t over. Not till all 39 were out. The rescuers count too.

To all who pulled off the impossible: thank you!

To President Pinera of Chile, who went ahead and authorized the operation after being told there was only a 3% chance of success but who still did the only humanly thinkable thing and ran with it, knowing those men were alive down there, who greeted every single man with the biggest smile and hug for 24 hours straight: thank you!

To the miners, who kept the faith with each other and God to get through it all, thank you for the example and strength you showed the world. May you hold fast to that forever.

I barely managed to tear myself away to go to my lupus group, but I did.

Back home, knitting in front of the monitor, cheering on each appearance of that funky-angled rescue capsule both above and below ground and the appearance of each man finally back up at the surface, stepping out into the arms of everybody.

BBC… It ain’t over till the skinny guy sings.

And then they all did, with all the celebration one could possibly put into it. CHI CHI CHI LE LE LE!!!

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I thought the same thing about the rescuers. BTW, did you see this about “Plan B”. The interactive is good. I felt some pride that the drill came from Pennsylvania.

Comment by LynnM 10.14.10 @ 12:30 am

I did a lot of knitting throughout the rescues, too. As a former paramedic/RN, it had my full attention. (No, I wouldn’t have fit in the capsule.)

Comment by Barbara-Kay 10.14.10 @ 2:38 am

I was glued to the screen. The world needed this positive outcome. These men and their families have set an example for us on the meaning of love and cooperating with your “neighbor”.

The second to be rescued had me crying with joy when he handed out the rocks like an excited child and then ran to the crowd and chanted Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le.

It is one of those moments where we will all remember where we were when it happened, and for once, it was with joy and thankfullness to God.

Comment by Joansie 10.14.10 @ 4:55 am

Thank you. Now, to hear they’re all home and their lives are returning to something akin to normal…

Comment by Channon 10.14.10 @ 6:47 am

Going down there–on purpose–to help the other guys get out safely took a lot of guts. You’re right–it wasn’t over until they were out too.

Comment by LauraN 10.14.10 @ 7:57 am

It was truly heartwarming, an amazing story! I can’t imagine being trapped underground for all that time. It really speaks to the strength and resilience of all those men. And kudos to the whole world for assisting with ideas and equipment and determination.

Comment by Julie 10.14.10 @ 7:58 am

Words just do not express my feelings but I am very grateful.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.14.10 @ 8:39 am

like you I was glued to the screen — we can all work together for the better good of even a small group — too bad that we can’t seem to hold on to that idea when it comes to our politics!!

Comment by Bev 10.14.10 @ 8:49 am

Yes! That certainly was exciting, wonderful, positive! And I certainly agree with Bev as to why can’t we also do this in politics?

Comment by Don Meyer 10.14.10 @ 8:58 am

The live feed on the internet was the most gripping “television” I’ve watched in I can’t remember how long. Interestingly, it didn’t feel intrusive like so much live/reality tv does – maybe because I speak so little Spanish, I couldn’t understand much of what was being said 🙂

Comment by Sue 10.14.10 @ 10:14 am

It was a very good and humbling thing. I’m so, so glad they are all out! g

Comment by gMarie 10.14.10 @ 10:18 am

I tell you, this is one of those news stories that made me glad to listen!!

Comment by Jocelyn 10.14.10 @ 4:15 pm

I loved that the Chilean president spoke about how he felt how happy each miner was when he hugged them as they arrived at the surface. And I loved that he hugged them – not a handshake, a hug.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.14.10 @ 6:12 pm

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