Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sea Lions and True Grit

A friend who lives in Powell River went in search of sea lions this week.
“We started looking along the shore,” she emailed to me. “What we thought were rocks along the breakwater were very well disguised sea lions – awesome!!! And then every time we looked a little closer there were huge sea lions that used to be part of the dock or a rock…at one location there was a mound of them sleeping, probably about a dozen.”

She’s so lucky to be able to wander along the beach and, just by looking a little harder, find what she was looking for.
And yet isn’t that often the way? Once we slow down and peer a little more closely, we spot the elusive sea lion we’ve been seeking…or maybe even some other treasure we weren’t expecting.

In the movie True Grit, Mattie Ross seeks out Rooster Cogburn to help her because he’s got a rep for being determined and tough. By the end of the movie, we see that the one with real sand is…well, I don’t want to give it away.

What have you found lately that surprised you?

(photos by the ever-so-observant Spence Partlo)

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