I live within walking distance of the lake now. This afternoon, I took a long stroll along the shore, splashing a bit in my red rubber boots. How strange to see how a little wind and rain meant that the entire area was deserted. In a city the size of ours on a holiday weekend, no one was out in the park. I passed nary a soul.
Until here. See next to that tree, past the lifeguard chair? It's a trio of Mum, Dad and little girl, sitting on a log, playing in the wet sand. I smiled as I passed them and thought to myself.
"These people are all right. That little girl is going to do just fine."