Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Coxen Hole Revealed

A few days ago I took my high school students on a walking tour of Coxen Hole. The objective was for them was see beyond what they see everyday and glimspe the beauty in this thriving community. I encouraged each student to see beneath the obvious exterior. These are their images and their words. Enjoy!

"Like everything in the world, this meek town is riddled with layers. Peel them back, and you get a jist of its rarely-noticed beauty." -Cheyenne Schaub

"I was able to see through the tourists’ superficial view of a “dirty town”. Chaos is beautiful. The old buildings, the new buildings, the dilapidated buildings, and the ostentatious, were all there. The sun shining on the water below the cloudless sky, the breeze brushing against my face as I viewed the boats and the docks that make the fishing community..."  Kaela Watkins

''The people were friendly, and the environment was calm, calm enough to see the beauty in the city.
Walking through the streets of Coxen Hole was beautiful, and refreshing to see that it isn't a bad place.''
Dimitri Midence 

'' The markets were stacked with vegetables, all on top of each other, some vegetables barely got air"
Karl Falkenroth 

''I noticed Ms Valerie’s mural which had various HIV/AIDS patients write about how they worked through the sickness. This was very deep
and inspiring because these people suffered through the virus and managed to still keep hope despite what was happening to them.''
 Jordan Watkins

" People spend their whole lives in one small area. The comings and going's common knowledge for all. Daily life in the forefront people working , living , suffering, loving. Just like people everywhere." 
Ms Berna


"The people have a compassion for everyone. They are so tightly knit and

help each other with their daily works. They show their love for
strangers with a smile and a "Buenas Dias".
Michael Moore

1 comment:

  1. love this!
    great to hear from the students. i am one of the few who loves to wander around coxen hole. it is a wonderful part of roatan! we have many friends there and it brings me joy to see them.. even in their times of suffering and poverty they still can smile and look up.

    tell the kids they captured it well... the images and words are wonderful.