People were writing messages in the sand and leaving flowers. I swam out of the water up to a flower in the beach. I wrote a message on the beach. "Les Americains avec vous." The waves were coming in fast and hard so I had to write quick and forgot the "sont" but I kind of like it the way it is. And, the people were so appreciative. They started taking pictures of it with themselves in it. One woman came up and shook my hand. And then the ocean took it for the people.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.