June 2016  NEWS & HEARTFELT NOTES Through the eyes of our fifteen year old volunteer, Chloe Rudnicki For many in San Clemente, life is full of privilege, whether it is acknowledged or otherwise. Reality hardly transcends that of one's own life, and the suffering beyond our doorstep is little more than an abstract idea that hardly evokes more a vague sense of pity or empathy.  One knows of the third world, but does not  know it.  The mind is a powerful thing, but it's powers to reason and imagine are no match for the real world. The real world contains depths of which the mind can only scratch the surface. Having lived an exponentially blessed life, I was possessed by this detached empathy that comes with the security of never having gone hungry or living only for the prospect of survival. Featured is a Haitian Mother as she visits the local well to collect water for her and her children. Two years ago, I sought to understand more of the world, a thing of numerous dimensions and realities even if the first world strives to simplify or ignore its complexity.  I went to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with a charity called Global Family Philanthropy, driven by ...
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