How many little girls wanted to be mermaids after seeing Disney’s The Little Mermaid? Who wouldn’t, after seeing the magical undersea world Ariel lives in?
In reality, I’m kind of scared of the ocean (perhaps because Jaws came out at a very formative time in my life). I went on a trip to Hawaii in 2003, and got to swim with wild dolphins for several days, plus do a night snorkle with manta rays, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t mildly anxious the whole time.
If the sea were like Ariel’s kingdom, though… And if I could swim like Ariel… Ah, what a lovely dream.