Today, perhaps 200 feet or so off-shore, there were two families of dolphins, leaping out of the water, their dorsal fins almost always visible and sometimes a tail waving a spray of water in its wake.
And on the shore, regardless of race or religion or socio-economic standing or age or sexuality or culture, every single person dropped what they were doing and regardless of the fact that the people at the next beach blanket over had already shouted the same thing, each exclaimed "dolphins!" with the same excitement usually reserved for the gown winners at the Running of the Brides.
Which is pretty fucking cool.
To bond with complete strangers simply because dolphins exist.
Now if only we could get the entirety of the world to the eastern shore and make sure the dolphins are visible that day.