Unicorn Blood

If I were a homesteader or explorer dad I could have navigated us to the shoreline by starlight, smell and celestial navigation. Instead I am in full holiday thaw and we are using flashlights. Without them this would be possible but the age of my charges does not allow for the patience required to wait for the receptors in the eyes to sensitize to the blue light of the stars. Streetlights are city things and they seem worlds away tonight. Waves are crashing and they want to be in them