The phrase surrounds and inspires me. It comes to me full of that sense this Sunday in which we all, like a vegetable stew or rainbow, are continuity and say Yes for Cuba.
And it can’t be another for someone who has already received the warning of her 7-year-old son since Saturday: mom, there’s no school the day we have to vote Yes for Cuba, but wake me up early to accompany you. And the news from her daughter aged 9: mom, I must be ready at 6 o’clock, because Liani and I will go to guard the ballot boxes. That is, in my house, it is very clear: We are continuity.
But then I arrived at the Polling Station to exercise my right to vote and the first thing I found there was this couple. He was holding her arm with such candor that I only thought of one possibility: he’s her grandson. But he wasn’t, he was a neighbor and the fact is that solidarity is a daily thing in Cuba and emotions await you in any corner, so when I listed to the spontaneous words of Carmen on Fidel, the Revolution and our President Diaz Canel, I looked at her and my chest swelled up.
“I vote for my Revolution”, says Carmen and José Manuel assures: “As Cuban it is my duty to ratify the Fundamental Law of the Republic, which is a necessary document to ratify the continuity of the Revolution”. The Revolution of Carmen and José Miguel (who could be her grandson) is the same. In other words, in my neighborhood: We are continuity.
The phrase surrounds and inspires me. The phrase comes to me full of that meaning this Sunday in which we all, like a vegetable stew or rainbow, are continuity and say Yes for the will to progress, grow, evolve always embracing essences, loyal to the Revolution with all and for the good of all.
Translated by Jorge Mesa Benjamin / CubaSi Translation Staff