I had never really liked Indian Beach. In my eyes it was just a mass of muck and rocks. But on this class trip, my eyes were opened. There were sea urchins and horseshoe crabs and all sorts of fish and birds. But what got me most of all was extremely tiny.
Once I was brave enough to get close to the green algae muck, I discovered something rather interesting. These little black slug-like things the size of the head of a pin. They were feeding and thriving of the algae and were absolutely EVERYWHERE. These little things that people would just walk all over and barely even notice were creating what almost seemed like society with the algae.
As we get older, we always forget about the little things. Life starts moving so fast that we barely see what is around us and instead just speed right past something so incredible. This trip really has taught me to appreciate the little things more and to stop and smell the roses every once in a while… or at least stop and inspect the algae.