At the gym this morning I was asked if my family would return to Cuba now that Castro is resigning
from his post. The question itself implies there will be real change in Cuba, which I doubt, particularly if Raul Castro remains in power.
But the reality is that I am Cuban by birth and by culture. (In fact, the latter may be a stretch, since both sides of my family hail from the region of Catalonia in Spain and that's where the majority of my relatives still live. My mother moved to Cuba as a 10-year-old, after the Spanish Civil War.)
I am an American, raised mostly in Miami. I would feel totally out of place in a country I last saw when I was a toddler.