Daily Archives: September 2, 2016

Meeting A Mermaid

Yesterday, while Motor Man and I were on the beach at the Outer Banks, something special caught our eye.

Someone with amazing talent (and plenty of free time) had sculpted a mermaid in the sand..

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She was a brown-eyed girl and wore a seashell tiara. We were there late morning, so obviously, she had been created the day before. Some of her features weren’t quite as sharp as they most likely were originally.

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Here she is from the back.

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Written in the sand in front was the letter “A”, perhaps the initial of the artist?

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Just to get an idea of the size of the sculpture, Motor Man had me pose beside her. (Yes, I was a bit intimidated; what human female poses beside a mermaid?)

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I texted Marshall a picture of our find with this note: “And the storm (Hermine) will probably take her back to the sea”.

Marshall’s reply: “Probably, but the artist knew that – that’s part of the beauty”.

~These Days Of Mine~