I just sat down in the communal eating room before the library opens up at CSULA. It's 7:30 am and the 14th trapped miner was just rescued from the mine in Chile. Victor Zamora hugged and kissed his wife, laid down on a stretcher, hugged the President of Chile, and was whisked to the hospital.
How cool is that? I cried. With all the bad news in the world, with all the bold, unadulterated hatred we witness daily on the TV news, it is truly heart-warming to watch those miners literally come back to life. Thank you G-d for this gift of life, this magic to make us believe that anything is possible.
And thank you to the President and people of Chile - for caring enough about these men to make the rest of us care too.