Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mermaid's tears..story



Thanks to Charlene, I am finally getting around to posting the story of the mermaid's tears (sea glass) which was found here.

The story of Mermaid's Tears

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.

© 2002 THE MERMAID'S TEARS

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the story with us. Your mermaid is beautiful.

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  2. Is the mermaid yours? She is fabulous! Love the story, too. I treasure mine. =)

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  3. Love the detail on your mermaid. She is so beautiful. Loved reading the story behind it too.

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