One of the most unexpected truths I discovered in Denmark was when I visited “The Little Mermaid” statue. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Denmark and one of the most photographed statues in the world. After several days of taking in Copenhagen, we visited this iconic statue on my last night there.
As soon as I saw her, I was surprised to see this little iconic statue.
It is only four feet tall! 1.5 meters!
Never underestimate the power of a petite woman!
Dynamite comes in small packages!
Though she is a small woman sitting by the sea, she has a vast story to tell and a lesson for all of us.
“Carl Jacobsen (the man from my Carlsberg video) attended Hans Beck’s and Fini Henrique’s ballet ‘The Little Mermaid,’ which was based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
He was so impressed that he asked Edvard Eriksen, a Danish sculptor, to create a sculpture of the Little Mermaid.
It is the story of a 15-year-old Little Mermaid who saves the life of a shipwrecked prince and sets off on a perilous quest to win his love.
The price she pays is dear: To become human, she must give up her lovely voice as well as her mermaid’s tail, and if the prince should wed another, she will turn into foam on the waves and disappear forever. The real story ends tragically when the little mermaid no longer gets her prince, and she transforms into cold sea foam. You will recognize a sad, melancholic look on the face of the statue.” (MH Magazine WordPress Theme by MH Themes)
The Little Mermaid statue is proof that you don’t have to be big in the eyes of this world to make a significant splash.
Though The Little Mermaid lost everything for her prince, this iconic statue celebrates her story and the great writings and ballets of the past to keep them alive today. The statue attracts people from all over the world and has visited lands as far away as China.
But the storyline of the original story also has a lesson for us all, too.
Be careful what you exchange for saving someone else’s life.
Only unhealthy attachments would ask you to risk your happiness to be their savior.
Never give up your tail or your voice!
Never risk more than you are willing to lose!
You never know how the story will end.
No matter how hard you try,
YOUR life could turn into sea foam!
Have you ever given up too much of yourself to help someone else?
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If you are in Copenhagen, I will be back later in December, January, and February 2022. I book speaking events for children and youth, women, teachers, parents, and business groups.