How to Stay Sane in the City of No Shame

look who came to visit…


one manatee, reaching to introduce herself to Kiki’s foot.

then there were four…

frolicking in Indian Creek, by our house…

friendly and oddly pre-historic…

s l o w  but equally interested in us…

the girls said “it was the best Earth Day thing that could have happened today.”

I noticed a plastic Publix bag drifting under water nearby and I prayed they wouldn’t mistake it for a large jelly fish and try to eat it…

Then a huge yacht came by, as they swam away and again I was aware how it easy it would be to hurt them, so laid back and cool, such a contrast against the speeding boat filled with tan girls in tiny bikinis, men with rippled chests, disco music blaring…

if I wanna make a change then every day is earth day… and the Gordon girls give thanks for the manatee…


Author: barbidoesmiami

Barbi is a stupid model, fashion designer, writer about women and beauty, repurposeur of ocean plastic garbage into jewelry, mover from milford to miami, mother of iona kiki and leila, lover of alastair

4 thoughts on “look who came to visit…

  1. Manatees, forever linked to the legends of Mermaids and Mermen, are a close-to-home gentle reminder of our truly precious environment, and the responsibility we have to appreciate and take care. One floating Publix bag is all it takes to end the life of a manatee or a sea turtle… and don’t even get me going on sea grasses!
    : )

  2. >Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. They didn’t come to visit. They came to remind you life isn’t loud its quiet. Every day is earth day so enjoy while you can

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