Sentranced Saturday: it is the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created here that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. It makes you think. I have a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere to write down quotes that inspire me in some way, and I am sure that I am not alone! Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!

“It’s the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids.” 
― Anthony T. Hincks

I have always loved mermaids. When I was a kid my favorite movie was Splash and on more than one occasion I poured an entire jug of salt into my bath to try and turn into one. I lived by the beach and have always been happiest sitting on the dunes and watching the waves; the lull and rhythm brings me an instant sense of peace.

There is so much about the world’s oceans that we don’t know, and there are so many creatures that live beneath the waves that we have yet to discover. I love thinking about the possibilities unknown, and like to think that mermaids do exist. What about you? What mythological creatures do you think are plausible?

What do you think about this quote, and what quote do you want to share this week?Β 

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  1. (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea

    July 6, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    Mermaids and unicorns! I am a lover of the fantastical and majestic. I agree about the ocean. It is my favorite place to be. Listening to to it and seeing its size really helps me put life into perspective and levels me out πŸ’•

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 7, 2018 at 11:39 AM

      Unicorns for sure!!! I don’t know what it is about the mystical and majestic creatures, but I just love them.

  2. Vera

    July 6, 2018 at 11:44 PM

    I love the sea. I grew up in a country that doesn’t have it and always saw it as such a novelty. I live in England now and absolutely adore its rocky wild coast, where I escape to a lot. My dream is to live by it one day… 😊

    As a child, I would spend a lot of my time in woods. I would build houses for local fairies. I read a lot of mythology / folk stories as a child and imagined all sorts of creates whom I would serve tea and had heated arguments with. πŸ˜‚ I absolutely believe, that fairies πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ are real. Every time I see a little firefly I start hoping… 😊

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 7, 2018 at 11:38 AM

      I absolutely LOVE this so much, and I feel like if I had grown up near the woods I probably would have been fascinated with faeries as well!

  3. Beware Of The Reader

    July 7, 2018 at 6:21 AM

    I love the sound of the sea too but not because of the mermaids. Just because I love swimming and smelling the salty air of the sea.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 7, 2018 at 11:36 AM

      Oh man, me too!!! As soon as I parked yesterday and stepped out of the car I smelt the salty air and seaweed and it made my soul so happy! I am left wondering why I moved away from the beach!!!

  4. Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    July 8, 2018 at 4:18 AM

    I love the title of this meme! And I was very much obsessed with mermaids when I was a kid! When we finally learned how to do dolphin kicks in swim class, my friend and I were ecstatic because we could now playact being mermaids at the pool a lot more authentically. πŸ˜€

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 8, 2018 at 2:40 PM

      Thank you, Kathy! Oh man, I still pretend to be a mermaid when I am in the pool and no one is around! πŸ˜€

  5. Merv

    July 8, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Yes for mermaids! I’ve never seen Splash but now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m gonna go look it up!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 9, 2018 at 12:37 PM

      Splash is such a great 80s movie! (and now I want to watch it)

  6. Books, Life and Everything Nice

    July 9, 2018 at 11:03 PM

    I’m not sure what to think about this quote right now, but the words will stay with me for awhile as I ponder it. I love this idea of jotting down well written sentences!

    Also, If you haven’t already seen it, I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award here:

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 10, 2018 at 7:34 PM

      Thanks so much for the nomination, you are so sweet! I have the Mystery Blogger Award post scheduled for later this month and have added your questions onto it! xx

  7. Christine

    July 11, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    What a unique idea!! I love it. You are organized and creative; we can be friends πŸ˜‰πŸ¦„πŸ¦‰

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 12, 2018 at 7:56 AM


      1. Christine

        July 12, 2018 at 10:11 AM

        Yassssss!!!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ“š #bookbestie

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