She perched on a large piece of driftwood and attempted a selfie. She had tried to interest her family in a photograph but there were no takers. She was determined. It’s not easy to photograph yourself and the beached log on which you’re standing. From a quarter-mile away I could see her struggle with the challenge. Believe it or not, I could even make out the flower in her hair from that distance. I planned to offer my assistance but she had already retreated to her family’s beach base on drier sand by the time I finally arrived. Didn’t stop me from asking her for a re-do, though. We waded back out into the shallow waves and tried again.
(Ocean Shores, August 2014)