Salt water pooled around my knees, calm and ambient. Each bare foot rested upon smooth rocks; rocks too pretty to be left untouched. I bent down, scooping one in cupped hands, careful to keep my sunhat balanced upon my head. The rock pressed my skin like an oceanic kiss and glistened with the light of the sun. I released it into the briny air, watching for the arcing splash, feeling as if time itself was as spellbound as I. Before I knew it, I was gathering another from below, mesmerized even before I gave it flight.