what it would be like to be a mermaid? ............
Talk fantasy with me for a moment, would you?
My mom and I watched something on 20/20 Tuesday night about people with so called, superpowers. The first thing that caught my eye though, were the mermaids. It was amazing to see them swimming around in the ocean so gracefully.
Let's see, *AHEM* you're holding your breath for 5 MINUTES, so how do you look so graceful and calm underwater?
Seriously though, these ladies really can hold their breath for at least 5 minutes. They had their mermaid fins professionally made, but what gets me, is how they look so real.
This is Hannah Fraser, one of the mermaids (isn't she beautiful?). She taught herself how to swim like a mermaid by tying her legs together and swimming like a dolphin in her pool. I probably wouldn'twould never have the guts to try that.
take a look at this pic.......
Hannah swims with sea creatures like this dolphin, under the sea, WITH her eyes opened. She said on the interview on 20/20 that if she could have gills like a fish, she would live underwater and come up every now and then for a bit of sunshine.
Meet Linden Wolbert. She is another mermaid and has swam down 91 feet in the ocean.
Check this vid of Hannah Fraser and Linden Wolbert out......it's pretty cool.....
Isn't that just............awesome?! It almost makes me want to be a mermaid myself (except for the fact that I can't hold my breath for 5 minutes underwater).
I know, I probably sound like a little kid who just saw The Little Mermaid for the first time. But I just think this is so interesting about the 'real' mermaids!
I guess you could say my new heroes are Linden Wolbert and Hannah Fraser.....maybe....=)
So when I go to the beach this Saturday, I'll be sure to look out for mermaids. ;)