A mermaid exists in her full magical beauty.
No matter what others think they see.
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:
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
ideas and inspirations for whatever she seeks answers to.
A mermaid is at her most enchanting best, when she feels free to swim in all her glory.
xo and splashes,
Meet mermaid artist Kelly Saunders.