I slipped my feet out of my shoes as I neared the water. I stood at the water’s edge, looking out as the waves tickled my toes. Again, I scanned the water, this time I saw nothing. I sighed, blaming it on the stress of the last few weeks and turned to leave. As soon as I did though, something caught my eye. I turned back around, this time looking down the beach itself. Sure enough, someone was standing near the water but far enough away that I couldn’t quite make them out.