Storm Watcher

Storm Watcher | Pacific Beach, WA | January 2020

Sea Visit | Rogue waves can happen, say the posted warning signs, especially during incoming tides. But this guy hopscotched from sand patch to sand patch so he could stand amid surf and get the full effect of an approaching storm. Thankfully, odds were in his favor — no rogue waves, no lightning strikes, no shark attacks, no giant squid tentacles. Still, in that moment, he must have wondered what level of risk was acceptable. I do the same when I waddle on an icy sidewalk, climb an unsteady ladder, cross an intersection against the light, pluck one more double-chocolate brownie from the plate. You can see when it comes to danger and uncertainty that Storm Watcher and I are kindred souls. Right?