|taken from one of my poems...|
Do you have a childhood fantasy that you have been able to somehow live in your adult life?
When I was a little girl, I loved to swim. I can’t remember back to a time when I didn’t know how to. I was in swimming club and surf life-saving club. Winning trophies when I was only seven years old. Needless to say I spent a lot of time in the water, be it sea or pool, salty or chlorinated. I spent more time under the water then above it. Because when I was little, I wanted to be a Mermaid.
I remember swimming under the ocean waves for as long as my little lungs could endure, pretending I had a long fishy tail, and flowing wavy hair. The movie “Splash” absolutely fascinated me and I loved Daryl Hannah. She was THE Mermaid. And I wanted to be her.
But sadly I came to the conclusion that, eventually I would have to come up for air, I was never going to grow my fish tail no matter how many birthday cake wishes I made, and that my hair would never be as blonde and wavy as Daryl Hannah’s.
The other night, while we were out to dinner for my birthday, I wore my hair out and my little niece commented on it. She called it... “Mermaid Hair”!
I was thrilled to bits.
|Like how I tastfully smudged her butt?|
Ok, so it’s not blonde, it’s brown, but it IS very long, and forms itself into beautiful wavy ringlets after I wash it. It’s one of my favourite things about me (there are not that many). And for her to comment on it, and for my sister in law to look enviously at it, it really made me think back to the days when a little girl splashed through the waves, so desperately wanting to be a Sprite of the Sea.
I have Mermaid Hair J