Bonus Sunday Post: Mermaids are Smart

5 Jun

So I know that some people have some stereotypes about mermaids — that they are, for example, not the most bookish of creatures. Which is why I wanted to present the following counter-evidence.

#1. Photographer Susan Knight of Susan Knight Studios captured the following photo of Dana Mermaid reading an extremely amazing book about mermaids. I am not positive, but I am pretty sure that Dana said that it was the best book she’d ever read, and apparently she is quite a ravenous reader.

#2. One Ms. Joi Brozek, who is rumored to turn into a mermaid upon contact with water, was also recently caught reading this fine novel, though she was in human form whilst doing so.

#3. And then Baltimore collage artist Michael Muller fashioned this pro-reading poster starring one book-loving mermaid and one Boston Terrier mer-dog named Mirabelle. You will note that with the exception of said wily dog, all mermaids pictured in this post appear not only to be reading, but to be doing so very happily.

I know.

I hope that the preceding images have opened some minds today.

5 Responses to “Bonus Sunday Post: Mermaids are Smart”

  1. Gordok June 5, 2011 at 7:54 PM #

    “The content of the [Mermaid’s] song is knowledge, the threefold wisdom possessed by beings who are not subject to time: knowledge of the past, of the present, and of the future. Cicero stressed this, introducing the sirents into his arguement that the human mind naturally thirsts after knowledge. ‘It was the passion for learning,’ he strives to pursuade his audience, ‘that kept men rooted to sirens’ rocky shores.’ He then went on to give a free verse translation of the Homeric episode into Latin.”
    –Marina Warner (Courtesy of the book Mermaids by Elizabeth Ratisseal)

  2. Tammy Middleton June 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM #

    Here is the condensed version of the interviews I did with the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, June 2010, for the research on the movie script I am writing. You can post it on your site if you want! Had a blast with you at Mermaid Camp!


  1. Hannah Fraser reading a mermaid piece by yours truly « I am a mermaid - August 23, 2011

    […] my book the very next evening:   As I’ve pointed out before, mermaids tend to be very literary. Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: