Whale or Mermaid?

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:

Humpback Whale “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 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 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 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 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 ?! ”

Whale or Mermaid?Can you imagine how much stress it would take out of a person’s life to be happy with what is, to adopt an attitude like the lady in the story?

People may think that this is just an excuse or a justification to be overweight, but it’s not.

It is a very brave statement to accept oneself ‘as is’ and to make a CHOICE whether we want to change something about it or not. And if we want to change it, then it is because we choose to do so from our own motivation, not because someone else or the media dictates what’s right or wrong, what’s good or bad, what’s in or out.

This is authentic living at its best: making your own choices and being content with who you are.


(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn) Story shared on facebook by Delphine Fieberg

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