Friday, January 15, 2010

Whale or Mermaid?

my fiance sent this to me (kudos to him!!!!) i really liked what it said -- now, i have to work on taking it in.

Recently, in a large city in Australia ,
a poster featuring a young, thin and 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 posed 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 in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia ,
the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia .
Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators
other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired
by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist.
If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices
of Argentinean psychoanalysts 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 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!¨

Amen to that sister!!


  1. Oh, I love it! Mermaids DON'T exist. This is the main thing that many of us try so hard to deny.

    Have a good weekend :)

  2. Wow, I love that. I always wonder why people say "fat as a cow" or "fat as a whale". They aren't fat! That's what they are supposed to look like. Just like us.

  3. I'll never think of whales in quite the same way - they have a way better life than I do!

  4. I LOVE this, thanks so much for sharing!

  5. oh my gosh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE This!!!!!!!!

  6. I love this sooooooo much. I love it even more that you love it, and that you posted it!! May we all think this way. Absolutely beautiful.

  7. not me .... i wanna be a walrus!!


  8. I love it, too! OMG, the energy we waste with weight obsession. We're a bunch of kooks, I tell ya. Your blog is fantastic.

  9. Interesting...already being a Cow (and not fat but rather LEAFY) can't consider being a mermaid nor whale...but certainly it was interesting to read the comparison...

    Back to the safety of Leaves and Hedges.

    By the way have been reading some of your old blogs and enjoying them and your insights...


  10. Oh wow, that's perfect! :)
    thank you for sharing it!

  11. Shae Adele: I do keep wondering - how can we take it in? i want so much to want to be a whale. hmmm