Cuba is vibrant, warm and rich beyond all preconceptions. The extremes unfold before us looking at once like welcoming smiles and decaying infrastructure. With pesos in my pocket and the blessings of many I put myself into the rich world that lies only ninety miles from the coast of Florida. I was rewarded in the vulnerability, trust and love of the human spirit that surrounded me. I will never forget how it felt to connect and integrate into a culture that was so foreign to me.