Iris Dávila has left us

She did not vote in Sunday’s elections. She was registered in the same municipality: Plaza de la Revolución. She departed silently on Friday; we didn’t expect it so soon.

She lived in the same house that she earned with her intellectual work before the Revolution. I visited that home many times; she occupied a small space in it, always writing. She never protested or complained about anything.

At her own decision, her remains were cremated and scattered in the Botanical Gardens, among flowering plants chosen by her. In that way, they escaped the cold and silent marble.

Fidel Castro Ruz
January 21, 2008