It was time for a mini-getaway. A chance to unwind and regenerate. An opportunity to visit two of our favorite restaurants. Time to experience solitary moments of peace and quiet. While beach combing, sifting through grains of sand looking for the perfect piece of sea glass, I did not expect to find a smiling face staring back at me. I’m sure we’ve all looked at clouds and identified something familiar or seen religious figures on toast, but to actually see a smiling human face in a fossil shell took my breath away. In one solitary moment, it felt good to have a face smile back at me. Human face processing or (face pareidolia) continues to be studied. I found quite a bit of sea glass too, but nothing can compare to a smiling face.