…but this announcement makes me very, very sad.
Ah, but who believes the government, anyway? Today it’s “no mermaids,” but tomorrow they’ll say there are no unicorns, and that the space alien autopsy videos are bogus. The nerve!
When I was a child, mermaids featured prominently in my imaginative life. I loved loved loved the Hans Christian Anderson story “The Little Mermaid” (very different, and much darker, than the later Disney film).
And my brother and I used to watch this movie over and over on TV, where it was quite regularly shown. I absolutely adored it. This is just a series of vignettes from it, minus dialogue (or in a sense monologue; Ann Blyth as the mermaid is great in her silent role). But the entire thing can be found on You Tube—ah, wonder!: