Havana, Cuba: Feb 2020
Diaspora Blues looks like wanting to speak but not having the language.
It hits differently
Seeing and feeling Diaspora’s presence all around yet out of reach to you.
Feeling embarrassed, out of the loop, inauthentic, burdened by displacement.
Having to remind yourself that you are not so unlike each other and the distance is imaginary.
Having to remind yourself that you can return Home
and Home is abstract.
I witnessed so many beautiful things and met so many beautiful people while in Havana, Cuba for one week. One week was not enough. Previous questions and emotions have since been multiplied upon departure.