Annie Lennox checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@annielennox) on Wednesday (October 13), discussing the miners in Chile who were pulled from a half mile beneath the earth after being trapped for more than two months. The singer tells readers:
Most likely, along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching the footage of the miners in Chile emerging out from the darkest recesses of the earth, delivered from this extraordinary metal capsule…. Almost in the same way that I recall watching the footage of the first men to land on the moon… all those years ago.. With a huge sense of awe and disbelief. I’m so glad that they’re coming out now..that they don’t have to wait any longer. I’m amazed by the rescue teams who’ve managed to find a way to access them, and bring them out safely. These guys would probably prefer to have had another job, than having to go deep into the bowels of the earth. Mining is a hard and dangerous job, to say the very least. This event brings into light and focus, just how perilous it is.. and how precious the lives of husbands, fathers, brothers and sons are to their immediate families, friends and co workers.
In the modern age of technology, many of us take for granted the things that seem so easily accessible. We forget that billions of people literally risk their lives through their livelihood in order to bring food to their own family’s table, as well as providing the larger world’s community with resources.