13 Suggestions from the Old Mermaids


Get the starfish outta your eyes, sister. —Sister Sheila Na Giggles Mermaid

Step lightly. Dance hard. Eat your vegetables. —Sister DeeDee Lightful Mermaid

Things change. Get over it. —Sister Bea Wilder Mermaid

Fear has no sisters, but I have many. —Sister Lyra Musica Mermaid

She who laughs a lot laughs a lot. —Sister Laughs A Lot Mermaid

I am most at home where the wild things are. —Sister Ursula Divine Mermaid

Sing, dance, create. If you have to choose one, do all three at once. —Sister Bridget Mermaid

A good bean is hard to find. Everything else is easy. —Sister Ruby Rosarita Mermaid

Go with the flow—and watch out for waterfalls. —Sister Sophia Mermaid

You ask me to tell you about love? Showing is so much better. —Sister Magdelene Mermaid

Laugh or weep. We swim in your tears. —Grand Mother Yemaya Mermaid

All the wisdom of the ages can be distilled into one suggestion: Be. —Mother Star Stupendous Mermaid

The rest is mystery. —Sister Faye Mermaid


Anonymous said...

These are so funny and so true and the exact same time...

Kim Antieau said...

Thanks, Jaspenelle. I love them, too! I've put into a pot all these sayings, and in the morning I pull one out, as a kind of meditation/divination tool. Joanna Powell Colbert gave me the idea—she started doing it with the Old Mermaid suggestions first.

Junie Moon said...

I know your post about the 13 suggestion is from 2006, but the idea inspired me so that I've created a little project featuring the suggestions while taking liberties and adding one of my own. I blogged about it today (Sept. 16, 2006) and provided links to your book, blog, and the original 13 suggestions. Thank you so much for the inspiration.