We knew what to do in the cool sand on the hot beach. Spend hours smoothing the sand, levelling it until it is as smooth as glass. Position your beach towel square against the sand. Keep it level with the sand, smoothing out all the tiny cloth wrinkles. Pull the corners tight and even. Roll into it, placing the sand softness squarely under your shoulders. Feel the way the sand supports you, loves you. Wriggle down deep until the sand and towels and lungs are one with the joy of shifting softness.