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|Even mermaids love to read!|
So what changed?
My first remembered experience with mermaids involves, of course, Disney's The Little Mermaid. It was one of the first movies I ever owned (movies used to be much more expensive to own than they are now). I also loved the TV series Disney created featuring Ariel, also entitled The Little Mermaid, as well as a more-obscure TV show that I sometimes caught on TV after Church called Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid.
|Saban's Adventures of The Little Mermaid|
In fifth grade, someone did a report on dolphins, an animal I'd never heard of, and they quickly beat out dolphins as my favorites. I adored them and received gifts for my birthdays and Christmases such as WorldWide Wildlife Adopt A Dolphin kits, stuffed dolphins, figurines, etc.
I've always been a fan of swimming and the beach, too. I loved swimming in our pool, even though I'm allergic to chlorine and can't stay in too long. I loved family trips to the beach.
|My favorite beach is Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida.|
I can't tell you how many times I've gone there and been
swept away by its beauty!
Maybe somewhere I was a mermaid in a past life? Why else would I love the water and its creatures so much?
Honestly, I didn't start falling "in love" with mermaids and their lore until I had my own underwater story to tell. I started buying mermaid-related books as research. Now I love them.
Even my writing office is decorated with a beachy theme. There are seashells, knick-knacks, and candles that smell like the ocean. It's a very calming atmosphere.
|My ocean-themed writing desk.|
Ahh, nothing is more inspirational!
I really couldn't tell you what makes mermaids special to me. I think that somehow, it's all Ariel's fault, though!
|...And apparently she's overjoyed at that prospect...|
What led to your underwater obsession?
*Okay, if you recognize this post, I maaaaay have cheated and re-used a post from last year. But...how many new ways can I say the same thing? ^.~ And I still love this post, so...!
AND no one guessed my mermaid reference from last year, so it is still FAIR GAME!