Something Fishy

This summer thing sure is taking up a lot of time — which I take to mean that I’m doing it right.

Beating the 95° heat yesterday was a priority, and the Good Ship Ventura obligingly sailed on, and on, and on, for a long afternoon surrounded by water. Saturday the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade was all the sound and fury a body might need down on Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk. Above is a glowing Peaches N Cream, one of New York’s burlesque regulars, and a shot of the passing madded crowd. And at the Mermaid Parade, the crowd is half the fun.

More mermaid pictures swim along my Flickr photo stream. My mind has been a whirl lately, what with the future brewing up ahead. I’ve been thinking about the difference between jumping and leaping. I do a lot of one, not enough of the other. It’s a little tricky to explain, but we’ll get there sooner or later.

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