Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sharing an "I just saw this..."

I just visited a blog sharing this Facebook re-post... definitely worth a share!

A Post on FaceBook by Delphine Fieberg

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 clothes size unknown) answered in 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 sometimes are even on CDs.  They are impressive and earliy loved animals, which everyone defends 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 sexlife and could not bear children.  Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.  And who wants a girl 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 icecream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends. 

We women, we 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?!"

2 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Awesome quote! Thanks for sharing! My kids call me comfy and love to snuggle with me!

Jenn Borjeson said...

I absolutely love that story, thank you for sharing. xo