It was the last night that she would breathe the same air as he, or look out over the deep sea and up into the star blue heaven. A dreamless eternal night awaited her, for she had no soul and had not been able to win one.
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, 1836
Photo – Far, Far From Land :
Kristen McMenamy by Tim Walker
for W Magazine, December 2013