“Everyone is sick to death about the boy who throws the sand dollar back into the ocean.*
“The naval ship that keeps requesting the lighthouse keeper to move to avoid a collision is about as old. They were poignant and funny once. So were silent films.”
. . .
“*A passerby says that the effort can’t make a difference because there are thousands washed up on the beach. ‘But it made a difference to that one,’ says the now-stereotyped philosophical child.”
I love this book…