February 18, 2013

Vegged out tonight and watched one of my all-time favorite flicks, Andy Garcia’s The Lost City. Beautifully filmed and written, it’s just a reminder of everything that awaits the deaths of the Castros – something I pray that will happen in my lifetime. There’s something about classic Cuban music, food, and culture I’ve always found near and dear to my heart. And to know that in some small way I helped someone with connection to Cuba gain a foothold in the U.S. on his way to becoming a success is something I’ll always feel good about!

Perched under happy pineapple lights and accompanied by a Johnny Walker Red and an occasional Arturo Fuente (I mean, how good is life?), I’ve come to enjoy reading Cuban poetry as well. This is a good one. Enjoy.

Howling winds fuel the endless surge
of the waves breaking on the wall
Stars shine in the Havana sky
as if to answer the wind’s defiant call

Attacked on all sides and battered
by the waves of time and distance
Cuba stands proud and ever vigilant
in her defiant resistance

Tonight the sea is not her friend
as it threatens to escape its lair
Ever howling, never ending
the winds taunt Cuba on a dare

Can the past meet the future
and yet not lose its charm
Cuba is like a beautiful lady
held proudly on the world’s arm

The heart of man is seen
through the eyes by way of the soul
My dear Cuba-your eyes sparkle
and glisten in the wind like the finest gold

Hat tip: Helium.com

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  1. and the Cuban dynasty continues…Fernando, Marcos’ cousin and co-owner/chef at Havana Rumba is back with his new restuarant, Guaca Mole. It is awesome. Fernando and his wife left the country for Central America/South American working as chef to expand Hispanic “chef-ing”. Guaca Mole is a huge success and Havana Rumba/Mojitos still are in the top 5 places to eat in Louisville. Wish you tow would come back…I would love to take you to the Mayan Cafe and Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian) both of which head up my list of places to eat.

    Comment by Jana — February 19, 2013 @ 6:30 am


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