This large, smooth stone near Rainbow Haven Beach is where mermaids sit at dusk and at dawn. And what do they do there at the rising and setting of the sun? They arrange flowers in their hair… flowers they’ve found on the beach, growing just at the edge of the high tide line.
These pink-lavender Beach Peas have tendrils that can easily be twirled and fixed into long mermaid hair. Land dwellers may have the wind to be concerned about, but mermaids also have to worry about the currents messing with their hair. It’s not easy to find ornaments that stay in place.
Can’t you just see a pretty mermaid placing one of these pink and white Morning Glories above one of her ears as she sits on the stone at dawn. These wild blooms are colorful enough to look striking both above and under the water.
Jacques Cousteau believed that Manatees were what sailors really saw when they thought they were seeing mermaids. It’s sad that scientists often try to make up in research for what they sometimes lack in imagination.
There are thousands of stones on shores around the world, where mermaids fix their hair and look out to sea as they plan or reflect on the day. Perhaps there’s one such stone near you.