While in Florida BigDaddy and I were on a quest for a mermaid.
Yes, a mermaid.
I've always had a fascination with mermaids. Not cartoon Ariel mermaids.
Not Daryl Hannah in Splash. I love the real mermaids.
The ones that Shakespeare wrote about.
The mermaids from Greek mythology...sirens luring sailors. I like those stories.
We visited Sanibel Antiques because they have everything. The hard part is finding what you're looking for,
every inch of space is taken.
It's really a step back in time, and I had to pull myself away from the 1970's memorabilia. I'm not sure why touching things that I've thrown out years ago makes me so happy. Should I stop throwing things away now... so that when I'm 80 I won't start re-buying things I threw away when I was 50??...
Just a thought.
The mermaid collection was scattered, and it took awhile to find them all.
I was looking for something reasonably attractive, and somewhat tasteful.
Hopefully a mermaid that wasn't losing her scales, and scowling.
It wasn't easy.
I eventually found her and promptly named her Minerva ( original, I know).
She now resides poolside in sunny Florida.
I miss her.
I feel I should go back to Florida and make sure
she's liking her new home.
"I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown."
I'm linking up with Mary today for Mosaic Monday...!