Similar to Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán who nearly 111 years ago today spent his last days in Paris trying to liberate his beloved Island, I sit here now in the 1er arrondissement de Paris contemplating the fate of that little Caribbean Island- 4,281 miles away from San Juan...
P U E R T O R I C O
There comes a time when you must stand alone.
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own path.
To choose your own destiny.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There is a time when you must take that extra chance and forge your own realities.
Be confident enough to face the uncertainties of independence rather to bow down to the certitude of servitude.
Be prideful enough not to simply continue settle for compromise.
Allow yourself the opportunities to grow and develop.
To find your true sense of place within a world of sovereign nations that has long thrown off the yoke of colonialism.
It is Fortune that favors the brave...