A Mango in the Hand

A Mango in the Hand

I love the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. This year, at a breakfast at the festival, Lane and I met a teller named Antonio Sacre. We enjoyed a brief conversation with him and then went our separate ways. Later that morning, when I was sitting in the audience with a class of school children from our elementary school, I heard Mr. Sacre tell this delightful story. I was so happy to hear that he had gone to the great work and trouble of having it made into a children’s book, so that I could take the story home to my family and share it with my children and someday grandchildren.

What I love about this story is that Mr. Sacre is sharing not only some delightful Cuban proverbs in Spanish and English, but he is preserving his heritage for his children and other Cuban natives and descendants as well. And the story is pure delight. One of my favorite proverbs was “Es mejor dar que recibir.” It is better to give than to receive. Thanks for giving the world this story, Antonio!

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