Are you a mermaid or a whale?

30 Nov

I couldn’t have stumbled upon this at a more perfect time – just as I’ve headed to the shops to try and find something suitable to wear for the beach trips on our upcoming holiday to the sea! It’s been a traumatic few days as I go from hating what this body looks like in a costume, to saying stuff it, celebrate the love handles for what they are and who you are… It’s a constant debate I have for myself – I guess the proof will be in the pudding (ahem, I mean salad) as to whether I get this body in a costume to the beach.

Here’s the piece that I found that I’m going with for now….

“A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

Dear people,

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.

They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.

They sing incredibly well and are sometimes even on CDs. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?

They would have no sex life and could not bear children.

Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.

And, who wants a woman that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I’d rather be a whale

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn’t enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.

We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.

Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: “How amazing am I?! “

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One Response to “Are you a mermaid or a whale?”

  1. Fiona December 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Love this. So much!
    Just what I needed to read today. Thank you for posting 🙂

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