While in Baltimore, I had the chance to visit with two of my close friends that have been touring with Cirque du Soleil for the last four years. The two of them happened to be there with the new show Totem. While Alyson and I sat and caught up, she talked about the show and what it takes out of each one of them as a traveling community to keep things running successfully. We also got into how their community is affected and affects the different communities it travels to. A great example of this would be that in Baltimore, the location where they set up the show isn’t necessarily the most beautiful part of Baltimore but with the exposure that Totem is bringing to that neighborhood, it gets the opportunity to begin to grow into a much more safe, diverse and fruitful neighborhood. This is just another way that different communities have a symbiotic relationship to create a better environment for everyone.