Friday, January 29, 2010

Mermaid Tears

When ever I go to the ocean, I collect beach glass....I don't collect much, but its something Seraphim and I do together. I am quite sentimental and I believe in love. I know there is love out there that will last forever, its not easy, but its worth it. I am looking for that love, and I want to teach my daughter about that love. So what does Eternal love have to do with beach glass..well Read this story and maybe you'll collect  beach glass as I do.....

When graceful, tall-masted sailing ships ruled the oceans of the world, sailors exchanged stories in port, whispering of beautiful and exotic sea creatures. Word spread of these graceful maidens who swam with ships and held the power of the waves and the luck of the sailors in their hands. The maidens could change the mighty course of nature, but were forbidden to do so by Neptune, the stern, watchful god of the sea.

One dark, storm-ravaged night, with sails ripping and masts cracking, a schooner fought to find safety in Friendly Cove off Nootka Island in the San Juans. The ship was familiar to the mermaid who swam along its side . . . she had weathered many crossings with the ship and its captain. As the ship heeled in the violent wind, the captain lost his hold on the wheel, tumbling perilously close to the raging sea. In an instant, the mermaid calmed the wind and tamed the waves, changing the course of nature and saving the life of a man she had grown to love from afar.

For her impetuous act, Neptune banished the sobbing mermaid to the oceans depths, condemning her for eternity never to surface or swim with the ships again. To this day, her gleaming tears wash up on the beaches of Puget Sound as beach glass . . . crystalline treasures in magic sea colors, an eternal reminder of true love.

May each of you find love like this...that would give so much....I know that I have been blessed to love and be loved much in my life. I don't regret and love I have given....Even after the heartache, and the Loss, and the lonleyness....I still believe in Love, a forever love....and I know that I'll be blessed to share that same love with someone else someday....God bless you all. I love you! xoxo laura

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