Light, life, hope

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I have always prided myself on the fact that I think I would have survived on the Oregon Trail.  I’m hardy, a tough cookie, a survivor.

But there is no way I would have survived 69 days in a cave underground.

The Chilean miner rescue is one of the most amazing, inspiring stories I’ve ever heard.  If there was ever a reminder to hope, even when there is no light (literally), it’s this.

Also: if I were the costume type, I would so be a Chilean miner for Halloween.  There’s your idea for the day.  You heard it here first.  Take it and run.



  1. KatelynB on October 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    I never thought about it that way! Hope where there’s literally no light…thanks for the insight.

  2. Jacklyn on October 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    You are amazing. Write a touching post and then a zinger at the end have me laughing out loud about the halloween costume. Love it! This story is amazing to me. I have been glued to it. I don’t know how they did it. I would have gone insane…literally.

  3. Brent on October 15, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    Annie, you’re a genius. Oh, how I wish I were celebrating Halloween this year! Easiest win for Most Inspiration Costume Ever.


  4. jasonmichael on October 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    read “Adrift: 76 days lost at sea” by Steve Callahan and “Touching the void” by Joe Simpson if you like survivor stories. Those are two truly amazing accounts of surviving against all odds.

    Thanks for pushing me to continue to hope with this AP. I need it now.

  5. Little AP on October 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Amen, AP. :) Best news story ever. I really admire the strength of those guys. I would have gone insane down there.

    The Oregon Trail is an entirely different story, however. Bring on the skeeter cakes!

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