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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On Philandering Miners and Their Mistresses


Who is the Chilean miner's mistress?

She is Susana Valenzuela. Pictured here, on the left. Unbeknownst to the wife, the philandering husband and his mistress have been together for ten years (!) and all....

We all imagine that they live in a metropolis and that nobody knew or paid any attention to it . We're jesting. Copiacó, in the Atacama region, has a population of 156,000 souls. A most tightly-knit of communities if the iconography, rather, images we see fresh out of the Desert are anything to go by.

El minero infiel, Snr Yonni Barrios, will have a lot of explaining to do. Ach! Don't we all have some explaning to do? We will stay out of this one. It is none our business what people do with themselves. Oh well, perhaps thinking that the grim reaper was about to knock him down in the next tunnel, he came clear and....voilà!

Now, you see, "sin" is in the eye of the beholder. Go figure...

Should we be casting the first stone? We say this because we have heard people mention (those religiouslists on call) that they should be thrown back down into the depths of the Earth. Husband and, er, mistress.



  1. dearest, yes, it's a tough call, back to the mine shaft? back to the wife? back to prior status-quo?
    who's to cast the first stone, that is the key here. we all live in glass houses, and even if we didn't, would that give anyone a right to determine wrong and right? sin is a complicated thing, and you are right, it's mostly ( i think) in the eye of the beholder. total overkill!

  2. I SEE you, Flavio. Who's to say life is was going to be a bowl of tropical fruits?