I close my eyes, I am standing on the shore, in the foam of the wave she smiles. A mermaid leans forward and beckons me. “Come with me,” she says as her eyes shimmer and her iridescent tail moves playfully in the surf. “Come, my friend, I have so much magic to show you in my world!”
I confess I hate getting wet. The prospect of submerging into an unknown world makes me uncomfortable but still she smiles patiently waiting for me to banish my fears. I watch as they wander up to the dunes waiting for me. My toes step into the surf, the cold shimmers up my bone marrow, yes, you are alive, you are mortal, you are human it reminds me.
She takes my hand and gently eases me into the water, it swirls around me as we go below. “See,” she says,” You are safe! You can breathe!” We swim deeper into the depths passing curious onlookers, a clam, a crab, a fish, a whale wonder at the mermaid who glides by with a human in tow.
She takes me deep where the sand is dark and the seaweed cannot sway, it is calm far below. “Breathe!” she says. “You are safe! I am always here with you. I am the magic; I am the imagination of your childish mind. I am as real as you wish me to be.” She dances around me making gentle circles in the sand. The water is warm far below, this surprises me, I am safe.
Above a light trickles thru. She pulls me back to the surface where the Moon smiles down. He is full and bright reflecting the light of the forgotten sun. He is full and playful, pulling the water’s tides. He has purpose and is content.
“What is my purpose?” I ask the Moon.
“To do what God sent you here to do,” he replies.
“What is that?”
The Moon smiles, “You my human have the best purpose of all, Love.” He chuckles to himself and all the stars in the sky giggle with him. “But you make it so complicated!”
The mermaid takes my hand and guides me back to the shore, the place where two worlds meet. She places her hands over her heart and says goodbye.
Standing on the shore, alone beneath the wise Moon, I remember myself. I am a child of God.
I am Love incarnate. It is simple.