UNCA D ATTENDED a social event last night. A considerable number of guests were high-net-worth individuals. The thing for the well-off to do these days, it seems, is to be the first in their circle to travel to Cuba.
Notes were being shared by those who had been with those who are soon to go. Considerable comment was made on the lovely old 19th-century buildings in Havana, and -- unavoidably -- on their visible ruin. The decaying premises had a deep aesthetic appeal to the travelers. The consensus is that if one is to visit Cuba, one should visit quickly, before modernity or prosperity arrive and sweep away such beauty.
The subject prompted this unlovely quip: