“Blessings” Postcard

This Flash Postcard went to a mermaid.

For real and no kidding. Mermaid Barbara is one of the senior alumni amongst the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs in central Florida and meeting her was a completely transformative experience. I knew the postcard the week of our visit needed to go to her, and so it did.

The staff at the Springs are more than a roadside attraction. They are stewards of a sacred site and intimately aware of how the ecosystem responds to the slightest tweaking from agriculture or industry. They are dedicated to education of the public in addition to entertainment and take their role as ambassadors quite seriously. Their literacy campaign to encourage children to write to the mermaids is enormously successful.

When in Florida, this spot is well worth the visit.

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