I met a very young woman on my beachside walk this morning, with a small puppy and four children, all delightful. The puppy was a Jack Russell, the children were three white, one (adopted) little black girl. The woman and her husband are missionaries from Tennessee. I was impressed by her kindness and openness and tranquility, and the children's friendliness: so many people are either hostile to, or suspicious of, a person whose camera lens cap has been removed. The dog was a darling too.