What Cuba Taught Me Featured in The Mighty

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Do you ever hear a song and it immediately takes you back to a special place and time?

I do with “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” (“Life Is a Carnival”). It is a popular song by the late Celia Cruz, a lady known for her vocal pipes, but also her loud fashion statements and sometimes wigs.

Every time I hear it, the Cuban percussion, horns and her voice, remind me of my travels to Cuba. Over the past three years and almost 15 trips to Cuba, both my Cuban friends and Celia’s lyrics highlight the powerful role of perspective in life, especially when faced with challenges.

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