My attempt at a pet portrait, my son’s new rabbit! ha-ha!
So you want to be me
Do you want my pain?
Do you want my gain?
Do you want my time, my freedom and hopes?
Do you want my anger, my family, my friends, my dopes?
Do you want my disease, my energy, my life?
Do you want to follow my path even in strife?
Do you want my scars and my bills?
Do you want my kind of health and ills?
Do you want my skill?
Do you want my knowledge, my obsessions and thrills?
Do you want my tolerance?
The answer to most if you knew, would be no, no not at all you fool!
What kind of a life is that?
I say to you, I told you so, I told you, and it’s a fact.
So think twice when you copy me, when you say to others, I want to be she… because you don’t know what lies within me, you don’t know… fact.
Yes today is the 5th day of Inktober and as you can see I have chosen a mermaid for my theme of the day!
Everybody knows what a mermaid is, but do you know what they are really like?
They aren’t what you see in Disney movies according certain world folklore and that’s for sure! They don’t go around singing at mortals and wishing they were humans and fall in love you know, well actually they do sing at mortals and when they do it’s a sign you really should block your ears and get out of that ocean and according to some legends, they do sometimes fall in love with mortals too, but it’s not all pearls and coral – oh no!
Mermaids from Ireland were called Merrows and they were supposed to be ugly creatures, with green hair, scales, and claws and were evil critters by all accounts. They had a penchant for falling in love with beautiful human men and would often kidnap them to take them into the sea to drown them so their spirit could live with them in the other realm or they would take on the appearance of a beautiful human woman and breed with him on land and disappear with or without her offspring and the groom.
In Russia they have the Rusalka which can be either benevolent or evil depending upon the individual, you could never tell what a Rusalka would be like if you saw one, so it was best to keep away from them. It is thought they were the spirits of young girls who were horrendously killed or had violent accidents, if their death was caused by a rape and a murder it was said that those would be evil spirits to men, as any man who goes near her in her transformed self would be garrotted to death by her long hair! Sometimes women who are in danger would become protected by the Rusalka from any man nearby who is about to harm her!
The Fin Folk of Norway and the Orkney Islands were often considered using humans as slaves and they only way to escape them were to throw coins of silver into the sea to distract them as they loved silver a lot!
So, the next time you think that mermaids are sweet endearing ladies of the sea, with shrill beautiful voices and you fancy taking your chances to get romantically involved with one – think again!
Stop trying to synchronise with me, because if you do I will always change my vibration
I will leave you without a clue
I turn and twist in impossible ways, impassable ways, it’s true
I don’t want to synchronise with you
I want to find my own truth
Stop following me, my path won’t make you happy
You’re not like me
You’re not resilient enough, you’re not passionate enough
You mope too much, to be me
You won’t survive being me
So set yourself free
Be yourself, not me
INKTOBER DAY 4 – HALLOWEEN