Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The pin drop heard around the world

Tomorrow is the big drop. The day the world will stand still similar to that feeling in the movie Armageddon when they hear it was too late. Our whole lives stand in hands of some of the most skilled men and women from across the world. This problem isn't just BP's problem or a gulf coast problem. This problem is for everyone on the face of the Earth. There will be a time tomorrow when the cap is lowered almost into place that for once we'll have world peace. Maybe only for a few seconds or possibly a few minutes but in that time you will see people from every country crossing their fingers that the cap works. Total silence. People will hold their breath, teachers will stop teaching, traffic will stop almost if someone pressed mute for just a few seconds as the cap is lowered into place. As old saying has it, you could hear a pin drop. It will be that way tomorrow. Will it work? Can it hold the pressure? Nobody knows. But one thing I know, people from all over the world will for once come together as a whole, in peace, to save the fate of all our futures. Below is a quote from the movie Independence Day that I feel has good meaning for what will happen tomorrow.

"Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

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