A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

“I hold back too and remain like the last-minute toppings of things. My stories are dusted powdered sugar and mango glaze. I can’t tell my friend about the thick, bittersweet fillings of castles and vanilla black tea, or the rich, spongy cake of new friends and songs. I can’t talk about the motorbike wind and green and stone I baked into crusty bread and into the baker.”
― Laura Taylor Namey, A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow