Talaku Rucha zare neber. Well, if you peep the grand scheme of things, everyday in life is a great run:even when one is seated/asleep, the mind is running. Blah blah and more blah.
I finished the race within an hour and one minute. Not bad for a first timer who entered without a day’s practice huh!? To those of you reading this do not try this at home. Note to self, do not ever again try this at home; on second thoughts , try it again and see what happens.
I fell victim to the notorious Yefilwuha Daget but did not feel the energy the race was reputed to have. Except for some short -lived pep talk and taunting here and there, I have found it to be a soberer affair than I had expected .
Sami and Wele were also there. In fact, some of the pictures, they took or feature in.
Rucha unrelated final thoughts …….hmmm; then again, the grand scheme of things shows that ….. J
* I prohibit the verse “ wenz yashagerkegne chigre
Moten adrigew bagere” from being included in songs performed on concerts for the Diaspora. They might get a misguided notion that Ethiopia is a graveyard.
And some years back, an anthology of poems,” yehagere mist yilasegen”, was published. Last time I checked, the termites of Ethiopia had not ran short of corpses to nibble on.
Come on people!
* On the stand up comedy of Peter Russell, you may remember the one about people from the rest of the world being humped by members of the growing populations of India and China, leading to a uniformly beige nuevo race. By the same token, I think Ethiopians should hump across biher and/or haimanot boundaries ( the way we are doing it now is apparently not enough ) to give rise to a new generation that does not feel the tension ( yes, there is tension ) our generation was unfortunate to experience.
So help me Lord!
If tomorrow I do not check on this here blog (more pics), it is highly likely that I am too spasmed to get to a keyboard.