The hotel has been inundated by a large group of Cubans,
mostly men – I try to find out who they are, I’m guessing with their
camaraderie and maleness, and they all appear around mid 40’s (as if I know
what Cubans look like at mid-40 – most Cubans here think I’m mid-40s … hahaha).
I think they are over-the-hill soccer players because they have an aura of
previous fitness but now most tend to sport beer bellies.
Even males in Cuba greet each other with cheek caresses and
air kisses – most of the time, both sides. And when they put their arms around
each other, they do a genuine full body, strong hug. It’s quite endearing to
watch – and to participate in with the womyn! Most of the food servers are
womyn, as are most of the cleaners. These are the womyn I come in contact with
most frequently, of course.
I finally speak with one man who can understand my Spanish
who tells me this is a solar convention where they are training their people in
the latest solar technology – a PUBLIC service and business. Imagine that!
bueno!!!! I tell him I have solar on mi casa camion and he translates to the
small group that is listening intently. They all break out in smiles and nods
when he says it, while they just looked lost when I was talking.
Practico, practico, practico….