A Cuban story unfolds as we speak
Fragments of elusive sentences are whirling in my head like tree leaves surfing a bouncy breeze.
It is merely a feeling; essentially a jumbled concoction of sounds, fragrances and flavors.
Yet, the story is imminent.
So I’ll keep my shirt on, wielding temperance until momentum.
What are you aiming to convey; is it the Cold War story – your communist narrative?
Is it about sugar and cigars, your independence?
I believe I hear the Orichá coming through, insisting Asiento.
what are you trying to tell me?
Santería: Afro-American religion that developed in Cuba among West African descendants. Santería is Spanish, meaning: “worship of saints”. Santería is influenced by Roman Catholicism. Its sacred language is the Lucumí
[source: Wiki – Santería]
Orichá: Spirits that guide creation and particularly humanity on how to live and succeed on earth. Some incarnate as human beings on earth. ..
[source: Wiki – Orisha]
Asiento: The last ritual of the initiation process: “ascending the throne”. It is the most important and the most secretive ritual in Santería. Asiento is a process of purification and divination whereby the initiated becomes like a newborn baby and begins a new life of deeper growth within the faith. …
[source: Babalawo Orisha]
Havana Vieja: old Havana (vieja: old woman, hag)