We all have dreams. David Nash dreams of starting his own museum. Some people dream of simply making it through the day. But Thomas J. Kelly has a different kind of dream: he wants to become the first male mermaid — er merman — at Florida’s historic Weeki Wachee Springs, which *claims* to be the only city in the world featuring live mermaids.
In order to achieve his dream, Kelly traveled to Florida to audition. How’d it go? Well, I think he did okay, but the looks on the girls’ faces say they weren’t too impressed. Even if those snotty girls don’t let you see Thomas perform with them, on March 17 and 18, Weeki Wachee is bringing back mermaids from the 50s, 60s, and 70s to perform. You can always go watch them.
If you want to learn more about one man’s courageous quest to achieve his dream, check out Thomas’ website, appropriately titled The Little Merman.
Mad props, Thomas. Mad props.