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Art Imitating Life

Sand Pail Faded

At the beach today, I watched with interest as two boys, maybe 7 or 8 years old, labored to dig the right size and shape “pool” to catch the incoming waves.

One of the two blond kids was clearly the leader, barking orders at the other to “Dig the other side! Fast, dig the other side!”

While he shouted, the “supervisor” tunneled through the berm they’d built around the hole’s perimeter. Of course, the sea rushed through it, and then washed the sand hill out.

As the water lapped at them again and again, the boys worked furiously, trying to save their masterpiece.

I couldn’t help but notice that already at their tender ages, they were shoveling stuff against the tide.

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


4 thoughts on “Art Imitating Life

  1. Cute! Love this little story! One of those kids is going to be the CEO of a huge company and the other is going to work for him hoping to get his job!! Visiting you from your visit to my blog. Thanks for the comment and I am now following you via Bloglovin!

    Posted by AnnMarie | July 14, 2013, 9:25 pm
  2. I can remember trying to keep the tide from destroying our castles. We’d build walls, and try to mend them when breached. Or double walls with a moat between. Never did manage to keep the tide back…. But it didn’t stop us from trying every day.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | July 14, 2013, 8:35 pm

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