Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit another salt mine, an active one this time,
My mother worked in the mining industry, my father in law was a miner almost all his life, my first job was in a factory building mining equipment, I went down another half a dozen mines before, both active and transformed into touristic attractions. I thought I had a fair imagine about what it means to be a miner.
In the mine I visited yesterday there was a small church, entirely carved in salt of course. On one of its walls the visitors can read:
“Afara-s doar chinuri si nevoi,
Aici, in mina-i Dumnezeu cu noi.”
(Out there, topside, nothing but trouble comes in sight.
Down here, deep into the mine, we have the Lord on our side.)
How deep into our souls do we need to dig in order to find our good nature?
And then I found this picture on Facebook: