The Long-Distance Runner
I suspect there have been films.
I suspect you know someone or have been a runner yourself.
Long-Distance? Marathoner? Cross Country?
As we battle COVID-19, societies need to have the mentality of the long-distance runner.
Reaching deep within one’s psyche and spirit to push on even when your body/brain wants to collapse; wishes you were a sprinter…short distances…no long haul.
That stance is not what we need to do currently.
While some people protest staying at home regulations and defy social distancing in their street protest.
While these people look like other protesters who defy acceptable norms of societal positions; herald a fringe thinking and may bring the disease to neighborhoods where cohorts of people are most susceptible.
Simply, we need to embrace the essence of the long-distance runner…the solitude… the ability to be one within oneself…the social and physical distancing during the run…the celebrations when the run is over, and goal achieved.
Can you outlast the pandemic?
Become a long distance-runner.
You and we can outlast “19.”
Support others who need your help!
|Jimena Antoniello Ligüera, PhD (photo provided)|
April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Tell us your favorite jazz recording or give us your top ten list of jazz records, and we will share your selection(s) with readers especially as we seek music to get us through the scourge of “19.”
New York poet Denise Bulger’s favorite jazz recording is Esther Satterfield’s, "Soft."