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Mermaids

April 23, 2014

 

I spend a lot of time online, reading articles, clicking links, looking at photos, researching materials, people, places, things…and with so much time spent, it’s not very often anymore that I come across something really, truly remarkable.  You know, I end up in an insular circle of blogs and information distributors that are all writing about the exact same things and it becomes really boring.  But, this evening, when I was supposed to be updating one of our shops (a long overdue Etsy shop cleanup), I followed a link from a friend and learned about something I never knew existed!  The Last Japanese Mermaids - the Ama.  I felt really inspired by this.  The historical record, the imagery, the strength of these women, the physical prowess needed to accomplish such a task, the legacy.  It’s pretty incredible.  I was born a swimmer.  Much of my life revolved around swimming and water and competition.  I have somehow ended up in a relationship with someone who will not swim, does not like water activities, will not go to the beach, the pool or the lake…luckily, I gave birth to another swimmer (she's my constant companion).  I could see myself working with these women.  They’re remarkable.




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