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L is for Loch Ness Monster....

With Kelpie, for my 'K' entry, still fresh, I thought it'd be fun to stick to the water for a bit. So, while we're in the realm of Celtic water creatures, why not visit with the most famous and widely known of aquatic beasties---- the Loch Ness Monster.

Though, Nessie, sort of skirts the line of supernatural creature as it is purported by many to be a cryptid, a creature whose existence has yet to be identified by the scientific community.

Those who believe Nessie an unidentified animal, have speculated that it is from the line of Plesiosaurs, while the scientific community claims it's just a modern-day myth, or at the very worst--- a hoax.

I've included the Loch Ness Monster as part of my Supernatural theme because, like Bigfoot, there's an, albeit EXTREMELY, remote chance that it's real, but, like ghosts, I won't believe it until I see it myself----- I'm a card-carrying skeptic, but, I can enjoy a smidgen of the illogical now-and-again---- wasn't it Willy Wonka who said/sang "A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men."


Such Things as Dreams

Those little tricks,
your eyes doth play,
while gazing out to sea.

A shadowed crown,
all-seeing eye,
the water's silent plea.

One creature, dark,
perhaps or not,
swimming out of view.

Blink once, blink twice,
he's gone once more,
'til twilight comes anew.

                                                                                                 ---e.a.s. demers

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  1. you could almost cheat with this one and say it was your L M &N post

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    1. Bwhahaha..... too bad I didn't think about that at the time :-)

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  2. I sort of hope the Loch Ness Monster actually is real. Just to add to the strange things who share our world with us :)

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    1. I know, right?
      It would definitely be awesome if Science did, one day, prove they exist(ed)...

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  3. Hey, just dropping by for the A-Z. Such a cool collection of critters you've served up for us - but did you run out of energy and/or time with L? :-/

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    1. Um, yeah.... It's sometime a bit difficult to balance the energy it takes to work around the energy it takes to blog----

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  4. I like to believe in Nessy. Never been to Scotland, but some day I'd like to have a look for myself. One of my piano students is playing a Loch Ness song for recital. We both like the sound of it, starting low, creeping up, dancing around a bit, then slinking back into the depths.

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    1. Ooooo, I'd love to hear that piece....

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