I saw you in the deli but I was too scared to say hello. Then again, that’s how most of these stories turn out, isn’t it? A person falls in love, however briefly, with another person but never works up the courage to utter a single word. It’s odd, though, because I’m a writer, a quite prolific one…
During the summers of 1965–1967, Disneyland employed women dressed as mermaids to inhabit the lagoon for the Submarine Voyage ride. If you were lucky, you could glimpse them swimming through the portholes of the submarine as you were submerged underwater. They could be seen sun-bathing themselves and performing synchronized swimming and underwater stunts for four hours each day.
My Grandma was a mermaid there around that time!!
"Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”"
“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter