She turned to me and said: "Do you want me to be honest? It looks like a dolphin skull laying face down in the sand." She quickly pointed out the eye near the top, as well as, the jawline and bottle nose pushed into the sand. "Don't be mad, it's just what I see."
And now, all I will ever see when I look at this photograph, is the sadness of a dead dolphin, laying on a shoreline, beached. I'm glad she pointed out the foible of my work, but for one brief moment, I really wanted to see that cool textured piece of drift wood once more. I just don't think it will ever happen.