What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?
Bet’cha on land they understand
That they don’t reprimand their daughters
Proper women sick of swimmin’
Ready to stand
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Day 03 — Your favorite heroine. This was probably my favorite movie around the age of seven. I had the CD-ROM game with sing-a-long songs and coloring pages, and I had a mermaid Barbie doll even though I wasn’t into Barbies. I identified with her at that age when I was just beginning to resent all the rules and constraints placed on my seven-year-old self—a phase I grew out of. But I still love this movie, and the artwork is undeniably gorgeous.