Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mermaid or Whale

Someone posted this on Ravelry and I thought it was worth sharing

Recently, in a large city in France, 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 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 have virtually no predators other than humans.

They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

And, To Whom It May Concern: Mermaids don’t exist.

If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psycho-analysts 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.

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 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!”

2 comments:

kimwachta said...

Awesome! I'm a whale myself and think mermaids are more than a little overrated.

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