My eyes tend to grow wider when I travel. There's so much beauty out there. One day, when I was visiting Cape Town, I decided to take an artist tour of Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town's Townships. Wow, was I amaze on how the community lived. It was amazing to see how a community with refugees from all over Africa came together as a community. I went looking for the artist murals with another artist from the States and someone who lived in the Township from a neighboring African country who was our guide and driver. I was struck on the resources that the community has. I then got to thinking that in a way we kind of lack that in the States for being a First World nation. I live in a town where it is home to two presidents (even tho, it's their summer residence), former owner of an organic and environmental beauty company, an actor who has created a wonder non profit to help others living with cancer to many other famous and not so famous people. What I'm sad to say with a hometown as famous as mine in the world that the town had decided to cut their recycling program since they couldn't find a way to keep it into the budget. Now, with the recycling, do they want us to go "dump it" into the woods and not to care about the Earth? With cutting programs in today's world simply cos it's a money game is the reality. What I can say about my day in Khayelitsha was I saw a community despite how poor they may be for world standards, came together to bring about change. I love seeing how local artisans salvage old flip flops and soda cans to make wildlife sculptures out of them. The community also came together to bring about awareness of issues from the women right to choose all the way to AIDS. The schools that I visited were very colorful and I even noticed that there was many community resources for others to get their feet on the ground and to start business. In some way or another people wanted to help others live a happy and fulfilling life.