Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Do you want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?

I have just seen this posted over on Sarah's Blog (IAmFabulicious) and loved the meaning to it. We all know about the pressures that can come from the media now more than ever before and i think this really puts things back into perspective. So of course I wanted to share it with you.
The gorgeous Tara Lynn 
''A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and very beautiful woman. The caption read "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 sometimes even are on CDs. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

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

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

Yes, they would be lovely, but they would also be 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 would prefer to eat an ice cream 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 because of that 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 ?! ''


  1. Haha love it! Mt bf looked over my shoulder while I was reading and asked me why I was looking at naked women! xx

  2. Loved reading this, and love your attitude about the subject! I totally agree with you. I wish more women could see the reality and stop living their lives with only one major goal in their head...to be what the media tells them to be!

  3. This is a very uplifting post hun x x x

  4. Never a truer word spoken. Loved Sarah's original post and yours too!



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