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  • That day I was thinking of going for a swim. I went down the steps by the pier and felt the water. It was cold. I had a wetsuit in the car so it was still an option. Then this boy jumped over my head and into the water. Splash!

    I'm so happy that I also had a camera, along with my wetsuit, in the car. I decided to use the camera not the wetsuit. He was an enthusiastic model and insisted on trying lots of jumps. I promised I would email his mother the photos - look her glasses and the book she was reading are there on the edge of the pier.

    The next day I emailed them this picture.

    E P I L O G U E

    Weeks later, exactly as I was writing this story, I heard the 'bing' of an email landing in my inbox. It was his mother thanking me for the photo and apologizing about the delay. Are there amazing coincidences or are we all just simply connected?
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