We start a new year full of political uncertainty, economic instability and a calendar that seems to have forgotten about the cold and rainy winter, which indicates a world tired of not being listened to.
It also seems our city has not had a good start, being dispossessed by the mosaic “Medusa” of Villa Romana de Rio Verde, a symbol of good luck and probably the most important archaeological remains of our city, that in the first century was known as Salduba or “place of salt” where the wicker of our food culture was woven.
Attention is drawn to news like this, involving the loss of our heritage and cultural identity, so unvalued and so unprotected, pass almost unnoticed in the media, while on the other hand, rivers of ink that generate endless debates among the population on sterile subjects for the ordinary citizens, such as, horseback riding, babies in parliament, dandruff or fleas of parliamentarians or self-determination of Catalonia, especially with so many things to change in our country, as unemployment, corruption or the most irreversible, climate change.
Let´s forget about the sterile debates and disputes over the control of the government and work taking advantage of the winds from Europe that fortell a good year for Spain in the not too optimistic scenario of other countries.
Let us use these winds and start rowing. The forecast promises to be an exciting, full trip turbulence, like the shakes we experienced from the Alboran Sea, but certainly also full of satisfaction when we manage to weather the storm that threatens us consolidate our ship to recover our stability, our identity and our luck. Where are we going? Or QUO VADIS?, it really doesn´t matter, the important thing is to be part of this ship. Climb aboard and fasten your seat belts, we are off!!
“Ground control to Major Tom, check ignition and may God be with you”.
Luis Córdoba, redactor
Carolina Loiseau | Editor