“In the evening Alice sat on her grandfather’s knee and listened to his stories of faraway places. When he had finished, Alice would say, ‘When I grow up, I too will go to faraway places, and when I grow old, I too will live beside the sea.’
‘That is all very well, little Alice,’ said grandfather, ‘but there is a third thing you must to.’
‘What’s is that?’ asked Alice.
‘You must do something to make the world more beautiful,’ said her grandfather.’” ~ ~ Barbarba Cooney in “Miss Rumphius”
Cape Porpoise Beauty: Photo by Robert Dennis