splashing, churning up the sea
to dazzling sapphires - glittering,
blushing in the twilight sun.
Her laughter swept away the gloom -
ringing, frothing up the air
to bubbling waves of sense and sound -
joyful, floating arias.
Looking at this photo of my grandaughter in the kiddie pool, I instantly saw a glittering mermaid. Childhood should be so full of magic. One of my goals is to find the magic in simple, everyday moments. I'm a rank amateur at translating my ideas to actual two- (or three-) dimensional objects that might approach the classification of "art", however, so I'm working hard on that one as well! :)