“Last year I fell in love with Nick Ray McCann’s portraits of Coney Island Mermaid parade goers, and lucky for us, Nick attended this year’s festivities to continue his series. CNN.com has a feature on Nick’s parade portraits, which is pretty cool. You can see more of his brilliant work on his website. One day this series will make an awesome coffee table book!”
You asking me bout river mumma? Well shut yu mout let me tell you what my old people tell me that their old people tell dem this story coming down from a time long before your an my time. If you want to see river mumma you must wake up soon soon a mornin before day light an teck time quiet quiet go a river side fine a spot weh it lonely an dark an no talk to nobody if yu lucky yu might si river mumma for she come up every now an den and sit on a rock stone combing her long pretty pretty hair with a gold comb glistening an shine but don’t go near yu know an mine, don’t meck a soun or quick quick she dive outa sight she sing to yu in a voice soft and sweet an while yu listening entice and draw yu to her if she fancy yu she dream yu an tell yu how to get her riches but careful dat is jus the bait yu have to keep the secret for old time people sey she wicket an she bad an if yu ever open yu mouth she churn up wheeling water and suck you down down till yu drown an dem never fine yu body again. That is why the ole people teach yu if you no waan drown a river bottom no badder mel river mumma.
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