So February slithers in, slowly sucking away at our patience with the darkness. Yes, the light returns in droplets, day by day, but not enough. Dingy, scuffed brown reigns as the background color of all we do. Time for a surfing picture! Dreams of the ocean and heat stoked by a bright sun. Ocean Beach, San Francisco, walking back to shore. Would that we could wander in that place and time again to watch the water lap at their feet and see the swirls of colors below the surface of the sea.