So You Want To Be a Mermaid?

When I was younger, I had an obsession with The Little Mermaid. I wanted Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder to be my best friends. I thought it was cool to brush my hair with a fork. I thought Ursula was the most evil person under the sea. And yes, goddamnit, I wanted to be a mermaid! (I swear I was a normal child.)

Years later, I can say that my obsession has waned (even though I still listen to “Part of Your World” on the reg), but no, I could not resist clicking an article by E! about a new mermaid school opening in L.A.

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Image source E Online

Okay, I’ll admit it. Even with my deep love for all things Little Mermaid, I do not want to be a part of this world.

Pulled straight from their website, you can “learn to be a mermaid (or merman) this summer by coming to LA Mermaid School.” You’ll learn “incredible tricks, techniques, and mesmerizing personalities.” Oh and just in case you need it, they have a training monofin for you to borrow (that’s a mermaid tail shaped flipper without the tail scale fabric covering).

I don’t know what’s weirder. This class and learning with further research that mermaid schools are also offered in Canada, Orlando and The Philippines, or the fact that The Discovery Channel at one point aired a documentary called “Mermaids: The Body Found,” a story digging into whether mermaids are real or not.

To quote Sebastian on this one, “The human world… it’s a mess.”

 

Posted by Robbin 

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