I was on my way to Cuba finally after waiting for many years for this dream to become reality.The plan was to join an educational tour in Miami; the focus of the tour was music, dance and art in Cuba.

On the last leg of the flight to Miami I asked the Latina flight attendant if she would translate a question for me. She wrote the answer down, looked at me thoughtfully and went on her way.

Que le da sentido a tu vida – a good question – and one I ask frequently.

What gives meaning to your life?

How would it be for the people of a country that had been embargoed by the US for 50 years and is certainly a lot poorer than the US.?

Would the things that brought meaning be very different?

I was about to meet a number of people who knew the answer…..


His magic number is 301.

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