The first blog post I wrote when I started to join the group of ChicagoNow, was entitled: "Nationality: runner " and every word of that text came out of the soul, not the mind. It was what I felt at that moment, for the great joy combined with nerves, uncertainty, anxiety and adrenaline of running, for the first time in my life and in a few days (at that time), the Chicago Marathon.
I will not go into details again, because I already did at the time, but I still believe that the world of runners as well as any group of people whose common goal is the wonderful, healthy, nutritious and necessary sport - whatever it is - is more than a brotherhood that does not recognize frontiers, languages, races and creeds. It is embraced by a cloud of energy that surrounds and invites to positivism, solidarity, fellowship, pure friendship, because even if we become competitive, love is leading ... so today I am, like millions of people around the world and after hearing the sad news of the blasts during the Boston Marathon, filled with indignation and disbelief.
I took a whole day to digest what happened and then to write this that I still believe and always will, after so many thoughts of all shades circulating through my mind: the good still prevails over evil. The good is light and the lack of it is just darkness ... There is nothing that will convince us, so many billions of people on earth, to be moved to that dark side, where there are really few obscure individuals whose actions confuse us at the moment, making us think that there are millions ... But it is not like that. We will not believe it. The authors of the cases as they occurred in Boston, are and will continue being a minority, insignificant and putrid, inhabited by involutes, poor in spirit and lacking everything that others have ... And although my deepest and sincere condolences are with the families and friends of dead people (including an eight year boy) and my prayers also accompany the hundred wounded so far reported, including all those who lost members of their bodies, believe me: my biggest shame is with the authors of this tragedy, because I doubt that they breathe the same air we breathe and truly believe that their pending invoices (debts to pay) - with themselves, with life itself - will be exempt from payment. They spit at the sky and the law of gravity is infallible. Sorry.
The good prevails over evil ... And the ones that run will continue to do so, perhaps now more inspired than ever, thinking of those who are gone and those left marked for life ... We will run more and better, dedicating our miles, one on one, all of them, to our families and friends, to ourselves, venerating and cherishing life and remembering more than ever that the light is far above the dark.
My heartfelt hug.