quote1bPeople on the island would correct me when I told them I had left Cuba. ‘No, you didn’t leave Cuba, you were taken out of Cuba,’ they said. I realized I’d always be a little girl in Cuba. Never grow up. But now I’m an old little girl, una niña vieja…”
Ruth Behar
quote1bI’ve stolen your velvet shoes and watch you again
dancing salsa with snow mantling on the window sills
of the dance hall, the conga beats and bongo taps
taking you for an hour back into our other country.”

Richard Blanco, Souvenirs from Ruti

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