Siren Rising

The ancient stories, such as in Homer’s Iliad and others, tell stories of sirens that would tempt sailors with their song that lured the ships to founder on the rocks.  I don’t know how the legends of sirens came to be…but after sailing in an old wooden sailing ship for weeks or months without ever setting foot on dry land…it could have been seals barking on the shore and the sailors might not have known the difference, or to have cared!!!

I don’t know what a siren looks like, and today’s picture is probably supposed to be a mermaid, not a siren, but what the heck…let’s pretend she’s a siren mermaid, okay?  And let’s face it, who wouldn’t be lured by such a beauty!!!

She rises to sing her siren song…

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  in 1960, the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, was launched from Newport News, Virginia.  (Who would name a town Newport News, anyway!!!!????  A newspaper maybe, but a town?)

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: according to experts, 30 percent of all marriages occur because of friendship.  (I’d hope it would be more like 100%!!!!)


2 thoughts on “Siren Rising

  1. Hi, This makes me think of the Wreck of the Hesperus’s,
    Oh father I hear the sounds of guns, Oh say what can it be?
    “Some ship in distress that cannot sail in such an angry sea”!
    “Oh father I hear the sounds of bells Oh say what can it be?”
    “Ti’s the fog on the north bound coast,as they head for the open seas”
    “Oh father I see a gleaming light Oh say what can it be?”
    But the father answered never a word for a frozen corps was he.:(
    She is a beauty just as I would imagine the daughter on the bleak sea beach the next morning. Blessings and Peace!

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