trillions of minuscule gold crystals envelope the girls feet. endless, blue oceans hang above her head. she stares into the sun. purposely blinding herself. familiar laughter travels through time to the golden beach where their sixteen year old selves lounge. giddy covered and in sand. forgotten memories and marbles found. no time had past in their eyes.
her memories, resurrected.
her teenage family fly down to the Pacific's edge, squealing in delight. as tiny arctic drops land, biting their skin. icy cold water swells and bubbles around the girls toes. she watches her family of memories, they frolic in the waves. the girl captures, lost, cherished moments missed last time around.