Spirits of the dead greet me wherever I travel. If you read my book, “The Returning Ones,” it journals experiences in Ireland where both human and animal spirits made their presence known along the way. One particular animal bone we buried in a homemade cairn of rocks at Sligo Abbey, hopefully, bringing peace to his soul.
This past week, in Nantucket, these remains lay on the sand……….the remains of a wondrous creature of the sea…..one I have written about many times in my fairy tale books. I dream of seals and selkies…….part of me wished I could hold these remnants and turn back into one and swim into the sea. I left him undisturbed…..wishing his remains be at peace. Perhaps his spirit had already left for the depths of the ocean……or perhaps his spirit now turned into human form to walk the sand……..I hope the wind blown sands cover what is left of his bones……in case one day he looks for them and returns to the waves.
For more of my sea folklore and fables, visit my author page. My latest, “By Salt Water, Tales of the Sea,” has many tales of seals and selkies. ❤