Enrique lives in Cuba with his parents, but most of his family and
Francisquita--Do you remember when you came and brought us different types of food? Dry food, that was good once we soaked it in water, and food in cans. You apologized and said that food in cans was not as good as fresh food, but that you were not allowed to bring fresh food through customs.
At home, we get depressed when we have to eat in the dark, and in rich places where they have electricity, they turn the lights off and light candles to make it look more elegant. So you see how much we have learned from you.
Maria Irene Fornes. Letters from Cuba and Other Plays. PAJ Publications, 2007. pp.30-31
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