Friday, May 20, 2011
I believe in mermaids
If you believe in mermaids, please leave a comment for my daughter about it here. I'll be sure to read them to her. Let's fight the good fight and keep as much magic & make believe as we can in the world. And, just in case you are a mom and you face a similiar situation, I will leave you with a quote from Francis P. Church's famous editorial to Virginia, in answer to her question about Santa Claus, in The New York Sun in 1897:
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
(The photos in this post were taken at Disneyland in 2007, back when there was no doubt that mermaids were real.)