I had different plans for today, but those won't happen. Not today at least, maybe tomorrow... Tonight, I'm in Cuba!
Have I ever said that I want to see Cuba? Not just "oh, I'd like to vacation there some time", more like a "I can't die in peace before having seen Cuba". The hubby can't go, obviously, but there's nothing stopping me. My best friend promised me to go on a trip with me in 10 or so years, once the girls are old enough to be able to do without me for a couple of weeks so I can go with their auntie, enjoy good old cuba libre, walk the crumbling streets of Havanna, trace the steps of Ernest Hemmingway and Ernesto Guevara.
I hope they will still have all the old cars there, and the one or the other Castro. And most of all, the musicians. What would Cuba be without its music? I found the DVD "Buena Vista Social Club" in my company's library and am currently revelling in the pictures and the music of Cuba, in the portrays of all those different but wonderful musicians who have come together to bring the feeling of Cuba to the world. That is why I dream of Cuba today. The fact that summer has arrived full blast helps, too!
Music is a big part of our lives. My hubby is a musician by heart and profession, our daughters are growing up in a house filled with all different types of music, and Lily is already not only showing a love but also an exceptional talent for music, which makes me very happy. I cannot make music, and I don't sing well, but I love to dance. Tonight, Cuban music is filling the house, and I'm dancing (as much as my *more than likely broken* toe allows). I'm watching the pictures of Havanna and Santiago de Cuba, and listen to the stories of those unlikely but wonderful musicians.
See you tomorrow when I'm back from Cuba-in-my-living-room :-)