Seek not your fortune in a dark dreary mine
February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you ever want to feel grateful about your desk job, I recommend reading Germinal, by Emille Zola, the 1885 masterpiece exposing “the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s.”
Feeling under-appreciated at the office? I recommend Matewan, the story of “one of the most violent incidents in the history of the 1920-21 Coal Wars.”
Need a soundtrack for imagining a life that’s much worse than this one? Try this:
I also recommend the Dolly version:
For a real treat, Wall of Voodoo does a nice rendition as well.
Today I am grateful that I don’t work in a mine, Chilean or otherwise.