Mención de honor
Etna, la mia montagna de Nicolò Santangelo
de Brindisi - Italiana (Itàlia)
Etna, Sicília (Itàlia)
Like every year, and it has been 18 years now, as a good emigrant as I am, I return to my home in Sicily. But this time together with the full of love embrace of my family, to welcome me with a breathtaking view, there is her, Etna. I catch her magnificence and without hesitation I wear my boots and walk towards her. I start my journey towards new craters. The fatigue of the climbing, the wind and three-quarters of the moon keep me company until I reach 2840 altitude. Then everything vanishes, now there only is the loud breathing of the Earth and a sublime show. Every roar marks the rhythm of my pulse, each emission of magma lights my eyes and the images are engraved in my memory, a treasure chest of emotions I'll take with me far away.