A mermaid exists in her full magical beauty.
No matter what others think they see.
A mermaid holds the vastness of the oceans and the universe within her,
and is at home in the beautiful depths as she is on land.
A mermaid is water
but water is not her.
She adores and beholds
the structures and spaces
of what is solid,
and flows around,
A mountain does not
always has to be
It can be a part
of the background scenery
to be enjoyed.
She flows down from the peak,
bringing with her,
a knowing of the lay of the land, and makes her way to the ocean,
providing a source of home and sustenance for those who need her,
not by giving, but by being.
Flowers bloom where she goes,
and the hardest rock has made room for her
beneath the surface of what we can see,
as she steadily flows and moves always knowing where her source is,
always knowing where she is going,
no matter the meanders and the canyons and the harshest sun:
she makes her way home to the boundless ocean.
A mermaid is at one with her surroundings,
but her surroundings do not engulf her:
she is not defined by her environment.
Her natural magic cannot help
but emerge from within her depths,
her expression and freely being nourishes
and uplifts those around her without effort.
A mermaid is a magical creature
and also able to connect.
communicate and play with humans,
opening up new worlds of possibility
that they were not aware of.
And yet she does not take it all too seriously
for life can be a fun frolic with much beauty to appreciate.
She knows this time of rest and play
is more than simply lovely:
it is from this place
where she will get the best
ideas and inspirations for whatever she seeks answers to.
A mermaid is at her most enchanting best, when she feels
wild and free to swim in all her glory.
xo and splashes,
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Candace Loy is a water baby, who aligned her life to live, learn and play ocean.
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