Yesterday I experienced one of the more wonderful traditions of NYC - the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade! It is exactly what it sounds like. On this day the boardwalk that runs alongside Coney Island beach is home to mermaids, Neptune, lobsters, marching bands, sailors and various others. Why? You know, I never thought to ask. I feel that 'why not' is a better question.
I went with my friends Chris and Michel (who for the purposes of the day is not Michel, is Aliss Glass...you'll see) No further explanations needed...pure fun, beautiful sun, expression, exuberance and unbridled joy all day. Somewhere along the way we ended up IN the parade instead of being mere spectators.