It was a nice evening in Perugia last week as the class and I walked around Borgo Bello, exploring the dark, the bright, the good, and the not so good aspect of such a small community. We met the President of Borg Bello and one of the great volunteers who help keep the community projects in good order. The community has so many small shops for people to explore. I enjoyed going into the “thrift store” to meet the family members of one our instructors and other volunteers. It was similar to shops in The United States but here in Borgo Bello, the cost is made by the customer. I thought it was interesting because it is more about donating than purchasing the materials, which was very unique. The environment was very welcoming even though it was not on the main street. I enjoyed attempting to get lost in a community that encourages change. My biggest impression of this explorational journey was walking to an area mostly populated by old buildings, small car shops, and workers and experiencing an amazing view of the city. It is incredible how a beautiful view can momentarily ease one’s worries. The view was unexpected but made feel calm and centered. I look forward to many more.