LIGHT, TEXTURE AND RYTHMN: A CUBAN DREAM STATE James Joyce might have been describing modern Cuba when he wrote in Finnegan's Wake of the first moment you wake from sleep: not quite reality and not quite dream. Throughout the day dream-like light and shadows recast the city, changing shapes and texture. But the city's character remains constant, little changed since the revolution. The people rest in expectation, unsure of what they have or should want.