17 July 2009

Whales or mermaids

I saw this on a friend's blog and as it amused me I thought I would share it with you...

Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tanned woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:


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:

orcaWhales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they 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 Barren 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.

mermaidMermaids 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? Therefore they don’t have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish shop?

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 coffee 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 gosh, look how smart I am……..

Music: The Killers
Currently reading: 'Feast of Souls' by Celia Friedman


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I will go for mermaids. Why? Whales are for real while mermaids still remain as one of the most mysterious under water.

Anonymous said...

Oh my LandLocked Mermaids,
The whales and Mermaids are the best of both worlds. While our bodies don't always resemble those common mermaid pictures, Mermaids hold many of the mysterious essences of our special delightful spirits daring to bare our hearts and souls. (Thank you for the insight, Margo Datz)
Swishing you MerDelight,