Fwd: [AIAS] Fwd: Celtic Languages



Subject: Fwd: [AIAS] Fwd: Celtic Languages
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:27:16 EDT

yes, i met carbon miners in southern chile, and they had a silent courage and love for life beyond representation.


> Yes there was a lot of humour in the coal mines, I never met people quite > as brave and generous as the coal miners, and this is probably true of all > countries. > > > ———- Mensaje reenviado ———- > > >
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:45:45 -0300 >
Subject: Re: [AIAS] Fwd: Celtic Languages > needed humour to counter the dark perspective of having to wait to go > to heaven to live integrity and a decent human condition. > > 2009/3/22, EMyrone] at [aol.com : > > This was in humour, it is a type of well known ironic humour here in > > Wales, > > maybe across Britain. The life of people was so hard here in the > nineteenth > > and early twentieth centuries that the ministers, vicars, priests and so > on > > promised this to them. Coal mining accidents in the heyday of the South > > Wales > > coalfield occurred every eight minutes on average. My entire working > family > > was killed by coal dust. > > > >

Eloquently written! The miners’ poet was Idris Davies, who wrote “Gwalia Deserta” later made into a song by Pete Seeger, “The Bells of Rhymney”.


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