Life’s Secret

The last couple of weeks have been filled with beauty. Labor Day weekend with family in town, MINUS SPACE’s opening on Saturday of Bibi Calderaro’s project entitled Pineal Action IV. On Sunday, we participated in the Komen’s New York City Race for the Cure. It was such a special day, Central Park was covered in pink!

I’m currently reading the book, Born to Run, a book about the life and running skills of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico‚Äôs Copper Canyon, which are considered the greatest distance runners in the world. I began enjoying the book when I read:

“…That was the real secret of the Tarahumara: they’d never forgotten what it felt like to love running. They remembered that running was mankind’s first fine art, our original act of inspired creation. Way before we were scratching pictures on caves or beating rhythms on hollow trees, we were perfecting the art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain…”

I can’t explain how it happens, but one tends to complicate life and get tangled in the “rat race”. Suddenly, what we love to do becomes a chore. The Tarahumara’s secret is exactly what I want to remember daily. To always love everything I do…including just doing absolutely NADA.


Tarahumara men costumed for rituals. Photo from National Geographic’s article, A People Apart by Cynthia Gorney. Photograph by Robb Kendrick.

About Rossana Martinez 222 Articles
I am an artist, a runner, a yogi and a glowing new mom of an endearing baby boy living in New York City attempting to balance it all. My goal is to keep it simple and enjoy the process. art & life is where I share my experiences and hope to connect with people interested in art and the simple things in life.

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  1. Great post! And that image is just incredible. I've never seen anything like it. Hope to have some NADA time soon to share with you and mister mister.

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