A walk on the beach got me upset. It started off wonderful, a beautiful, warm, sunny day and early enough that there were no crowds. I had just come across the shell in this pic and was about to pick it up when Dawn (heroine from my Highlander Trilogy) popped into my head. Her hands gestured quickly, warning me not to pick it up. That some things are best left as they are. Clearly, there was much more she wished to say and I plopped down on the sand to communicate the best I could with my heroine who had no voice.