Saturday, October 2, 2010

Caught In A Mine

As my wife's born in Chile, I've been following the reports about the trapped Chilean miners with interest. I can't even begin to imagine what it must feel like to be trapped 700 meters below ground, waiting for months to be rescued.

But in steps Elvis to lighten the mood. I was thrilled to read on the Elvis Information Network that one of the miners is an Elvis fan who not only insisted on a photograph of Elvis being sent down to him, he also raised the spirits of the other miners by organizing Elvis singalongs.

Hearing about his, EIN contributor Brian Quinn and others contacted Elvis Presley Enterprises, saying it would be a nice gesture if EPE were to arrange a free trip to Graceland for the trapped miner and perhaps, his colleagues, when they were rescued and had time to overcome some of their trauma. This was their answer:

"Yes, we are in touch with CNN Chile and have sent a big package of movies and music to him that they are sending down to him for the rest of the time. We are also talking with them about a visit!"

It's amazing, isn't it? There he is, this miner, a fan just like you and me, trapped deep underground for more than two months, waiting to be freed and finding strength through Elvis' movies and music. Elvis would've been proud, I'm sure.


Anonymous said...

Hi my friend. thanks for posting this, i read your blog everyday i`m from Chile and i share the very same thought. I'm sure Elvis is with this chilean as we speak. Music and specially elvis music has the unique divine touch that gives hope, strength and takes you some place else. thanks for your words.


Thomas said...

Hola Renato, nice to hear from Chile! It's all so true what you write; for me Elvis' music means the world, and more than once it has helped me through tough times. Take care, Thomas