The truth is I am not really sure how to describe a day like today. So many images and emotions were and are swirling around in my head that it is all a bit difficult to decipher. I’ll give it a shot.
Later I discovered out why I was having such difficulty. I started to delude myself into thinking that perhaps my surrogate miner overloaded the baskets in order to screw with me. Nuh-uh. I was present when some of the folks weighed their loads. 65kg. 69kg. 72kg. One guy had a load that weighed in at 85 kg. 85 f’in kilograms?!!! I weigh 85kg!! That’s close to 190lbs. Are you kidding me?