I might be a mermaid…

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“I must be a mermaid … I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” ― Anaïs Nin

Someone I know recently used that term, “shallow,” to describe a man I adored. Revered. Now long deceased, he won’t care what anyone calls him. True, he never read Nietzsche, or Nin for that matter, but he was a kind man and he always made me feel welcome and listened to. I don’t think you have to be educated in order to have depth.

It’s good, I think, to suspect those around you of having unsounded depths. 

And a good place to look for poems.


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