Uva de Aragon wrote a tender and instructive essay in yesterday’s Diario las Americas, one of a series about her return to
It’s worth reading for its beauty and as a window into her experience. It’s so personal that I hesitate to make political comments about it.
But I’ll do so anyway.
It’s easy for people on my side of the
But this essay goes deeper than that. The separation suffered by so many Cubans is felt not just by those who left, but by those who watched them go. It can be broken. And the end of separation at a personal level can lead to thoughts, as this essay concludes, of “reconciliation with our country, which is much, much more than the government, the state, the Revolution.”