Just the five of us went to the beach, our first family beach trip since Ella was two years old and we were a family of three. We rented a house in Edisto, South Carolina to enjoy the early spring warmth and the empty beaches. We all got sick, but at least we were together. We had the space and time to sleep. liberated from our usual obligations. We returned with bags of starfish and shells, telling stories of kites and castles on the edge of the world.