Havana, Aug 13.- Many Cubans these days seek for old pictures of Fidel Castro from somewhere in the house, on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of his birth today.
It is not enough that the media remember him in their public speeches or that some people —from the simplest, to well-known intellectuals, politicians, artists, athletes and friends— share stories with him.
Social networks, especially Facebook, today show countless photos of the Commander in Chief, as Cubans also call him. And people of the most diverse ages proudly share their moment with Fidel, as another way of evoking him.
Others, with nostalgia, recall the times they had him close, that they even spoke with him, but could not keep a graphic record of the occasion to show it.
A fellow photographer, with more than 40 years of experience, recalls that he photographed Fidel in countless events, but he was never able to take a pictcture of himself with the leader.
And it is that despite his usual enemies - the great detractors of development and social justice for the peoples - despite the more than 600 attempts on his life, Fidel Castro was loved and respected throughout the world. Because the historical leader of Cuba became, over time, not only the defender of the largest of the Antilles, a victim of the criminal US blockade, but also the champion of the noblest causes of Humanity and, above all, of the poor of the planet.
Unfortunately, Cubans of other generations could not have cell phones that would allow them to take selfies with the leader of the Revolution in the many meetings with his people. But in one way or another, today each one treasures his Fidel. (Text and photo: PL)