The artist worked all night on their sand painting, staking out the perfect location on the rocky beach and using their tools to create a twenty-foot circle of whirls and loops, intricate yet subtle in its creation.
As the sun rose over the beach, they could see that the colors of the sand painting were perfect. They felt a surge of pride.
The morning joggers and shell hunters stopped to stare at the sand painting. “That’s amazing,” one said. “How do you get out of the middle?”
They looked around, and didn’t have an answer. They knew they’d forgotten something.

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