Setting off for the beach, Chuck and his sister Jean go their own ways. She goes there directly, eager to enjoy the water, but he wants to take his time. When Chuck finally shows up, strolling casually along the sand, Jean calls out to him, "Come on-you're missing all the fun!" What she doesn't realize is that he has already enjoyed himself greatly along the way. ln the course of his leisurely walk he has just let his senses respond freely to all sorts of things in the world around him-the gaiety of a street carnival, the coolness of a fountain, green grass and leafy trees, a playful puppy, a lively ball game, flowers, music, food, and people passing by. Chuck has opened himself wide to simple, unexpected pleasures, and by actively exploring them with his senses, he has practiced the fine art of enjoying life. Although he hasn't gotten to the beach quite so quickly as his sister, Chuck has discovered a sense of joy in the surprises of everyday life.