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It was one of those beautiful days, the weather was warm but not hot. The sky was clear except at the horizon where the sun is about to dip into the Pacific Ocean. I was at this location to take some photos of the moon rising. But the sunset was trying hard to compete for my attention, radiating off its last rays of light through the clouds behind the palm trees and painted the sky with warm golden hue that faded slowly into the rich sapphire sky.

Just as I was in aw with such beauty surrounded me, I noticed a family, the parents and a girl of maybe 5 or 6. The girl wanted to go sit on the “big chair,” which is a lifeguard station. The mother said, “No Honey, the tide is high. You will get dirty and wet.” She didn’t protest, but she looked disappointed and pout just a little, but behaving herself. There is something about a daughter that touches a father’s soft spot in his heart. He took her hand and said, “Okay, let’s go up there!” Her face litted up follow with a big smile like a flower that just open up. He waited for the wave to recede, they ran quickly to the station and he lifted her up to the railing before the wave come up again, and there they are, sharing that magical tender moment. Feeling like king and princess of the day. A little girl’s wish granted, a father’s love made it come true.

for a few moments, I forgot about the sunset or the moon rise.

See workshop for a close up of a wish come true.

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Additional Photos by Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
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