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Per your instructions, Levitating Mermaid, I have begun construction of the ark. It will be able to hold many letters.

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Look, I don’t want to disappear like a river into the ocean but the only time the flow can be stopped is in the winter, when the river is frozen and cannot merge.

Ask me—

Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us. 
What the river says, that is what I say.

 

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You will see a glimpse of my ship here and get a sense of my search.

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The straightforward mermaid starts every sentence with “Look … ” This comes from being raised in a sea full of hooks. She wants to get points 1, 2, and 3 across, doesn’t want to disappear like a river into the ocean. When she’s feeling despairing, she goes to eddies at the mouth of the river and tries to comb the water apart with her fingers. The straightforward mermaid has already said to five sailors, “Look, I don’t think this is going to work,” before sinking like a sullen stone. She’s supposed to teach Rock Impersonation to the younger mermaids, but
every beach field trip devolves into them trying to find shells to match their tail scales. They really love braiding. “Look,” says the straightforward mermaid. “Your high ponytails make you look like fountains, not rocks.” Sometimes she feels like a third gender—preferring primary colors to pastels, the radio to singing. At least she’s all mermaid: never gets tired of swimming, hates the thought of socks.
-Matthea Harvey

And my question to you, dear Levitating Mermaid, is what do you say to me?

Submitted by callmebalthazar

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The waters swelled and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark drifted upon the waters.

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I have seen much in my journeys. Many wonders, Levitating Mermaid. Such as this:

A beast called Ḥ.w.m.s having the form of a bearded human head, with ears like the ears of cows. It has the body, wings, legs and tail of a bird. It is associated with the name of al-ghafr [Lunar Mansion 15]. A beast called A.w.rās having the form of two girls joined together face to face. They carry between them something like a necklace. They have wings on their backs, and their legs turn backwards. It is associated with the name ((of al-zubānā [Lunar Mansion 16]))

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I received a message from you today, dear Mermaid, as I took a day on shore. I don’t know how you found me. All I know is that this was the epiphany I knew would come. There is an ark to be built.

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Glimpse from the Epiphany of Balthazar, the Imaginary Sailor 

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  • Question: Will an epiphany come to me tomorrow? Will I find what I'm looking for? - callmebalthazar
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    I wonder, callmebalthazar, if your epiphany matches the vision that I dreamed. The plank of a ship built for escape, a diagram in three dimensions. If you hold a pointer to the tip, it comes to life. I have evidence of this: it is en route to you as we speak. Can you tell me of your visions?