Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Una ciudad rota por el dolor

Today's main story in El País is heartbreaking. During last weekend's game, the 22-year old star player for Seville's soccer team, Antonio Puerta, collapsed on the field, due to heart problems, and was rushed to hospital. After several further episodes of cardiac arrest, leading to multiple organ failure, he died yesterday afternoon. The city of Seville is indeed, "felled by grief" - pictures of the funeral at the El País website are simply heartbreaking.

I am reminded to count my blessings. Further comment seems impertinent. May he rest in peace, and may his family find some comfort in the huge outpouring of grief and support from the people of Seville.

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