Red pen on white paper, stuck in a plastic bag, the six words went round the world.
“Estamos bien en el refugio los 33.” “The 33 of us are okay in the refuge.”
It was Aug. 22, the 17th day of the saga of the miners, and until then Chile and the world did not know if the men trapped 2,000 feet underground were alive or dead. And in this moment, we knew they lived.
Their message — perfect in its concise, narrative elegance — spoke volumes for what it did not say. It did not say, help us, get us out of here, we’re dying.… Seguir leyendo »