BARCELONA, AN ODE TO SOLIDARITY
Society has spoken loud and clear. Thousands of people crammed the scene to shout in unison “no tinc por” and record that they will not intimidate us and that fear, hate or rancor will never triumph. The echo of the applause resounded in the environment as a symbol of union putting hair on end. The celebrated march concentrated to half a million men and women who demonstrated against what happened observing a minute of silence and carrying banners with the aforementioned slogan “we are not afraid”, defending the freedom and giving an open model example of city, multicultural , united, welcoming and supportive with its inhabitants and visitors.
All this has shown the inner beauty of people and has brought out the most beautiful ethical convictions of the human being such as courage, brotherhood, empathy, kindness, affection, generosity … and we are very proud of it.
Our response to this ruthless act is to continue with our lives and habits, with the strong spirit, smiling and enjoying the existence with our family and friends. We are citizens of the world and we will continue traveling through it to discover its beautiful corners and interesting cultures, to meet wonderful people, helping and protecting each other, thus demonstrating a peaceful coexistence, respect and hospitality that characterizes the people of goodwill
For the great poet Federico García Lorca La Rambla in Barcelona was the only street on earth that he wished would never end because of its richness in sounds and its abundant breezes. And it is always animated and it brings together races from around the planet, houses important buildings, welcomes many street artists and is adorned and perfumed with colorful flower kiosks. It has been, is and will always be a unique place full of life.
We will persist in fighting for what we believe and we will continue strolling through all the waterways of the planet , through all the vibrant, boisterous and emblematic streets of the world, symbols of freedom, strength and concord, symbols of love and peace.
Because the best weapon is love and because the way is peace. Because we are all Barcelona, because the world is Barcelona.