Friday, March 5, 2010

Are you a WHALE or a MERMAID?

I posted this in March of 2010
when I had like 3 followers. 
I thought it was so good that I wanted to post it again.

Not to mention a very fitting way to begin a weekend....

Are you a WHALE or a MERMAID?
Recently in a large city in France,
a picture of a young, thin, tan woman appeared in the window of a gym
It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"
A middle aged woman
whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster,
responded publicly to the question posted by the gym...
To Whom it may concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends
(dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)
They have an active sex life,
get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.
They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.
They play and swim the seas, seeing wonderful places like
Patagonia, the Bering Sea, and the Coral reefs of Polynesia.
Whales are wonderful singers
and have even recorded CD's.
They are incredible creatures
and virtually have no natural predators other than humans.
They are loved, protected, and admires by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don't exist.
If they did exist
they would be lining up outside the offices
of Argentinean psychoanalysis due to identity crisis.
Fish or Human?
They don't have a sex life
because they kill men who get close to them,
not to mention how could they have sex?
Just look at them...where is IT?
Therefore, they don't have kids either.
Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me:
I want to be a whale.
P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads
The idea that only skinny people are beautiful,
but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids,
a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver,
and a piece of chocolate cake with my friends.
With time, we gain weight
because we accumulate so much information and wisdom
in our heads that when there is no more room,
it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So, we aren't heavy.
We are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
"Good grief, look how smart I am!"
Thank you Elizabeth for this wonderful perspective!

2 comments:

Vintage Junky said...

Indeed a wonderful perspective. I would still like to remove some of this blubber though... in the meantime, I will share ice cream with mt favorite little guy.

Michelle

Kristin said...

oh...this is wonderful! *thank you* so much for sharing...your blog is wonderful...those pictures of your little ones are *adorable*!!
i will definitely be back!!

blessings,
kristin
faded prairie