Would you believe that we’ve found about 25 mermaids since starting this project just a few weeks ago. They seem to be multiplying as we go along. Either that or I just never knew how many were truly sprinkled around the city. Just when I think we’ve found as many as we have been able to, one more pops up. There are three more that I can snap photos of with the girls.
In addition to the ones I’ve posted, there are at least a dozen more that we’ve seen that we have been unable to photograph due to their precarious positions affixed to the sides of and roofs of buildings. When we were driving today, we passed by one mermaid that is situated on top of the rolling marquee of the Scope. Both Mo and Co shouted, “Mommy! There’s a mermaid!” and I was tempted to fish my camera out of my bag and snap a shot while we idled at the red light, but safety and better judgement won out. When Mo asked why we couldn’t see that one, I told her that there are some mermaids that are just out of reach and there wouldn’t be any place for her or Co to stand in order to see it. Not five minutes later, as we drove through town, Co called our attention to a mermaid sitting atop a consignment shop on 21st Street. “Mermaid, Mommy!” she called. Mo promptly replied, “We can’t see it Co, there’s no place for us to stand!” It’s like having my own little voice recorder. Hey, at least she’s paying attention.