Today I was raking the beach which is my favorite part of the day and a girl asked why I rake. I explained that it's so people don't trip and fall and also so that tomorrow people who come to the beach will be able to make new sandcastles. She really liked that explanation and repeated it to two friends who came up. One asked me how you rake it when someone has made a big hole, so I showed them how I rake from all around it and then flip the rake over and pull in the loosened sand with the back and pack it down. By then I had 4 or 5 kids earnestly watching my master class in raking. I felt like a zen master... "Only the hand that erases writes the true thing". Of course yesterday I had a kid who saw me raking down the beach and wailed to his father, "If she's going to rake my castle why did I even bother to maaaaaake it?"