The Butterfly Effect

A couple of weeks ago, before San Geraldo surprised Elena and me on the beach, we had an interesting “sighting.”

What we saw was a woman with an unbelievably painful looking sunburn. Her skin sharply contrasted between pearl white (previously unexposed) and crimson (clearly overexposed). She didn’t appear to be in pain, and she also made no attempt to protect her skin from further damage. We both winced when we saw her. And then she bent over.

One of the above images is the real deal. The others are my “artistic treatments.” Click to enlarge, if you dare.

Elena called the view a butterfly. I wonder if she meant “butt-er-fly.”

And now, perhaps, I’ll stop focusing on body parts and move on to other sights (at least for a little while).

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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