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Shorelines

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Shorelines. Where we cluster. Where animals and plants thrive. Tides carry the life in and out. In the arctic I had to see the ocean each day. It was like a vitamin that kept me boosted, psychologically. And each day that ocean looked different. In many years it never looked the same twice. It was incredible to realize this and study it.

The colour of the sea captivated me first. Blue , green, grey, tan, white, silver, black, all the sunset colours: it was all presented to me. Even an intense red one night, during an incredible display of aurora borealis. It was like a gigantic vessel full of blood.

The life in the ocean demanded attention. Whether flying overhead and spotting a pair of blue whales, or kneeling in the frigid shallows to scoop up shrimp, at every scale it teems with life. How could that rock float up and land on this shoreline? It was the way the kelp had attached itself to this chunk and then the kelp was swept up with the tide. Amazing.

I realized a long time ago that e…

Those Curves and Twists

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Welcome to the first entry in my first blog ever. I'm not sure what brought me here today, but as a meandering mermaid, I often follow a distracting path. I admire some blogs that I have come across and see the value in communicating with the wider world. A mermaid if often alone and occasionally seeks companionship.

This mermaid has many interests and a few passions. Water, the ocean, large lakes and rivers are obviously vital to the mermaid. Photography of these homes and vacation spots is fun. Travelling to see these places is interesting. Knitting a shawl that mimics the rolling waves is a divine pastime. Writing little sonnets to crabs is one of the most worthwhile things. Studying an aquamarine crystal is mesmerizing.

By nature I am not one for straight and predictable paths. Unlike other blog writers, I can't guarantee what sort of topics will captivate me, at any given time. Chances are you will experience a little of what this mermaid's life is all about. Whatever t…