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SHE paddles into the ocean. It’s dawn and it’s her first time on a surfboard. She sits herself up and floats. The rising sun kisses her skin and she smiles.
This is peaceful.
This is nice.
The water is colder than I thought it would be.
There aren’t many waves yet. Do they come at a specific time of day?
Oh my god, I forgot about tides and- all that stuff.
Oh my god, a wave! I should ride it.
What do I do?
Maybe I should have taken a lesson. Or done some research.
Pelican!!! It’s getting a fish.
Oh my god, fish. Animals. There are animals in the-
Fish and stingrays and jellyfish and octopuses and squids and eels and crabs and lobsters and marlin.
Oh my god, sharks.
Maybe this was a bad idea.
A dolphin breaches about twenty feet in front of her and it is pure fucking magic. Her perception of the entire world is changed for the better.
Surfing is dope as fuck.
We should all move to the beach and surf and swim and be a little chilly at dawn.
We should all chill with the animals like a big family and be respectful and enjoy life instead of stressing.
A shark breaches about ten feet in front of her with a big fish in its mouth. She is scared at first, but it subsides.
SHE: Don’t eat me, please.
She starts to paddle for a wave. She doesn’t catch it. She smiles and waits for the next one.