Here's this little Deaf boy in the backyard trying to do everything himself trying to put his new bicycle together and still haven't gotten anywhere after all day working at it while his father was watching and mentioned to his son that he's not using all his strength, but he replied, "Yes I am." Once again the father repeated, "You're not using all your strength." The Deaf son became angry and threw a wretch, signing back, "I know what I'm doing and I ain't giving up without an effort." The father once again repeated, "You're not using all your strength..." knowing that he'll never complete his task, "...because you didn't ask for my help." The Deaf son agreed to accept his offer and was able to finish the project together before supper. That gives us a message that we often try to do things our own ways, solving our own problem and life would be easier if we could take a moment to pray, asking God to give us strength.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.