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The boy with the broken board

I spotted him inching along the sea wall with his board: with its tail end missing. He sat there for a while, staring at the waves and the surfers. After a while he got up and began walking towards the steps extremely self consciously. He finally made it down the steps; the rocks and to the edge of the sea. He paused there too. Finally he waded into the water. He didn't go far. He simply paddled on his board. His friends suddenly came running and shouted something which was lost in the wind and he promptly got out of the sea. He lingered there for a while. You could just tell how much he wanted to go surf with them out there.

I wanted to ask him his name. So after his friends had left, I followed him with my baby sister [Lymm] waddling somewhere near my legs. He was really really shy. When I asked him his name, he just mumbled something which sounded like Sofwaan. I hope he makes it someday. Sofwaan: the boy with the broken board.


Edit: Oh yes and Dude was in the water the whole time and when I was following the boy, Dude was coming with me but he met Chospatis so he wasn't there when I was trying to talk to the boy.. :P hehe


If you want to see his expression


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Taken on March 1, 2008