Mermaids have long fascinated and terrified me. I love being in water and the idea of being able to breath and explore freely, thrills me, but there is something unsettling about the cold and dark that scares me, if I let it. My vision of a Mermaid has a bit of the siren in it, but I think they would be naughty, not vindictive. I have spent many hours imagining their life, culture and environment. Even had long conversations with my favorite marine biologist, trying to figure out how their respiratory systems could work.