Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!


Nearly 50 years of hopes crushed and lives postponed; a generation already buried and another on the way to extinction; our country in ruins and our people still trapped amid those ruins, our only friend is the clock and also our worst enemy, for its marches bring us closer to the day of our country's deliverance but also shorten our own days. Forty-nine years we have stood on the threshold of the New Year and prayed that that the evil that was born with this day might pass with it. Forty-nine years we have been disappointed. There is always a margin for hope and despair will do no more for us than can hope.

So let us raise our glasses again with the same familiar toast, now unspoken but still as deeply felt.

May this year change everything but our abiding love for country and our boundless faith in our countrymen.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although I don’t comment that much any more because my obligations at work and at home had kept me extremely busy for the last six o seven month, I am still reading most of the posts and comments. I just wanted to say: HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!! and… VIVA CUBA LIBRE CARAJO!!!!


Vic

Vana said...

Yes Manuel, may this be the year Cuba is delivered from bondage, as you say we are getting closer, even though we are getting older.

Happy New Year to you also my friend, and as Vic so aptly put it, VIVA CUBA LIBRE CARAJO!!!

Mamey said...

Si, que viva Cuba libre, y pronto!

Anonymous said...

Manuel,

Happy New Year. On another note, I was given an old biography of Jose Marti authored by Manach. I really would feel more comfortable reading it in English as my Spanish is rusty. Do you know if there is an English translation? If not, what other bio of Marti would you recommend (in English, of course). Thanks for your time. I enjoy reading your blog.

Rene said...

Great blog Manuel y que Viva Cuba Libre!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous:

Do not forgo the pleasure of reading Mañach's biography of Martí in the original Spanish. Mañach was a great prose stylist in his own right and his Martí, Apóstol is his masterpiece. It was published 75 years ago and remains the most popular biography of our national hero.

There is also a Spanish edition entitled Martí, Apostle of Freedom, translated by Coley Taylor, and published by Devon-Adair, in 1950. The translation is much more difficult to locate than the original.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. I will try to do the best I can in Spanish. I've heard various knowledgeable friends echo your sentiments on Manach.

Maybe I should take advange of the cold Northest Weather and snuggle in for a long read in Spanish.

Thanks again.

Agustin Farinas said...

Friends,
I am afraid we may have to wait for the "biolgical solution" with the death of the tyrant for us to see a change. Until he passes finally from the stage, I don't see any changes coming to our country in the near future. It may be a pessimistic view, but is my own belief. I don't think his brother has the ability or the capacity to impose his will on the Cuban people. His too colorless and inarticulate to continue with the farce for a long time. This is my opinion.
Happy New Year to all and may God grant us a free Cuba soon in 2008!

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MaT - we need a new post, please! Write about something!!!

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