The mermaid is speaking to the part of my psyche that doesn't really want to unveil for humans anymore. I just want to keep a piece of me, the best piece of me tucked away from view. And right now learning how to protect myself better, is my way of re-entering into greater partnership with myself. Because I betrayed myself. And now I'm earning my own trust back. And the veil is my way of being engaged but also withdrawn during this time of healing.