My teenaged son recently surprised me with this mermaid wall hanging he crafted out of reclaimed wood. I was delighted…and then a bit dismayed.
Delighted at his thoughtfulness in creating a gift that is so meaningful a symbol to me. And dismayed to realize I haven’t been heeding sufficiently the mermaid’s urgings.
Mermaids call to us to follow our passions, our heart’s desires…even if it means we must venture beyond familiar shores. Mermaids embody enchantment, spurring us on to have exciting adventures and to savor life’s treasures.
Sure, I’ve been pursuing some dreams of late. But I’ve also been playing it safe at times when more courage could have led to greater possibilities and a heartier cultivation of magic.
So, we’ve mounted the three foot wall hanging over the bedroom door. Where I see this sirena all the time. Calling to me, as she calls to everyone. Urging us on to greater vibrancy. Heroes navigating the ever-changing seas of this life.
“Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.”~Joseph Campbell