September 08, 2004

Mermaid Dreams

I was reading a very funny true story on NEPTUNE LEX You have to read it!

The story brought back some sweet memories of my own childhood dreams.

I loved the water as a child; I still do. I could never understand the Little Mermaid's choice. How could she pick the land of earth over the greatness of water? My goal in swimming as a child was to stay under as long as possible; to move without splashing, as if I were truly one with the water. The embrace of the
water about my body, the silence, the feeling of being safe and free at the same time; what could be better than being a mermaid? I would have fantasies as a child of discovering that, by some miracle, the vestigial gills within my body would begin working; tossed, or fallen, into the sea, this part of me, a secret part, would come alive and there I would be; home in the ocean.

I still would love that.

If I could die anywhere it would be near the ocean; hearing the rush of the sea come in and out, the smell of salt and fish, the caw of the seagulls overhead, feeling the cool fingers of the waves tickling me. Each breath bringing me further out and away, till with the last breath I rushed over the ocean toward a new home.

Random Pensées asks: what would your last meal be? I am asking; what is the last place you would want to sea? Are you of earth, or sky or sea?

Posted by Rachel Ann at September 8, 2004 07:18 AM

Sea and mountains together. The fjords of Norway, most likely, where the mountains rise out of the sea. Spectacular.

Posted by: RP at September 8, 2004 12:34 PM

Oh how I would love to see that! Mountains are beautiful! I love pine forests as well!

Hmm, maybe I'll become a mermaid with wings!

Posted by: Rachel Ann at September 8, 2004 02:55 PM

I know just the spot, in the Sierras. It is a high alpine lake, at the top of a long, winding trail. It is surrounded by giant sequoias, whose fragrance loads the air with life. Lake trout jump and sparkle in the setting sun. The air is clear there, and cold in the evening. There's a large flat rock which holds the sun's heat for hours after sunset. I'd be there, lying down next to the lake, on the rock, looking up into the sky. For me, if I get to heaven, the transition would be seamless...

Posted by: lex at September 8, 2004 04:48 PM

I've just read your beautiful message on the sea and your connection to its mystical powers.
I believe that even though our earthly bodies flow in rhythm with the energy of Mother Earth, our Spirit resonates to the music of the Moon's daughter, the siren call of the eternal ebb and flow of creation. It is such a cleansing and rejuvenating experiences to sit by the shore and listen with the heart.


Posted by: Janelle at September 8, 2004 08:57 PM
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