Daddy is trying to fish and enjoy himself, the daughter is chattering and happy to be with her Father. After a while he decides to maybe teach her how to fish to entertain her....
She is only thinking of how fun it is for Daddy to be with her. She is not in learning mode, simply happy to be sitting beside him and him looking at her paying attention to her.
He is trying to catch a fish..... and keep her line from tangling in the quiet evening.
She is giggling and thrilled he is there beside her. He is getting a little tense by her disinterest in the goal of learning how to fish. She fidgets, talks loud, touches him constantly, smiling and glowing from his closeness. In his mind he is trying to get her to focus, pay attention to the fishing pole, the line, the water, just to catch a fish. She really does not care about learning, it's all about being TOGETHER with her Daddy in her mind. Shes laughing.... he's serious....
The birds ignore the mini drama going on beside them...... And the gentle lapping of the waves keep swishing over the sand again and again. The balance of life goes on all around the two people not quite in unity with each other.
I watch the differences between male and female that is happening even between father and daughter. It's the same issue I see over and over again between men and women. Man is focused upon challenges, goals and winning. Woman is focused upon relationships, bonding, and communication.
He is focused on the project.... she is focused on the relationship.