Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm a beautiful whale ...

Good morning! Good morning! A beautiful single 40something successful career woman -- also a professional peer and a good friend -- posted something on my wall on FB this morning, and I can't help but feel enlightened and delightfully cheered up by it.

Want to read something awe-inspiring, ladies? Monday is too big to face alone. I didn't write this, although I wish I did because it's truly brilliant. Ms Delphine Fieberg posted this on her wall, and now all you lovely big bony women -- me included -- will know what a true beauty you are and appreciate it to the fullest, irregardless of what your thinner peers say or look like next to you. 

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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:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great t...enderness. 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 ?! "

* Image of French Model Tara Flynn*  courtesy of French Elle mag.

~ Delphine Fieberg ~ 
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 Besides, Whales are real! Mermaids are just mythological aquatic creatures. 

Have fun ahead you wicked sexy big bold beautiful creature you! 

19 comments:

  1. besar, kecil, gemuk, kurus, keding? yang penting sihat yoo :)

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  2. aww~ i like this post! :DD can i tweet the link ?

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  3. Ivynana: betul. asal jangan obese or anorexic sudah. :-)

    Dadyana: sila sila... :-)

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  4. Lovely message. People are not judged by its size or shape, but their personalities! :p

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  5. Me too! I'm a giant whale! LOL!!!

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  6. OMG!!! This is a really Amazing post.. :) Can I share this to my Facebook?

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  7. This is well written by the author. However, i prefer not to be fat for health reason, so that i can spend longer life with my kids and wife. instead of eating ice-cream, why not eat salad together with soya drink? i still can spend time with my kids right? hahahaha!

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  8. Rose: yes. some people have been struggling with weight issues for ages, sometimes they just need to embrace it to really live.

    suituapui: Lol. good to know! :-)

    Daniel: *wink* lovely as they come.

    Venie: Sure, go ahead. spread the love! :-))

    Willie: No one wants to be fat i'm sure. but some people are just naturally bony or big and some have trouble losing weight. while we try to achieve our goal, we shd also not stress ourselves too much abt it. accepting and embracing it is one way to be happy about who u really are. note: no tag on obesity, thats already a health issue.

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  9. Nicely said... *LIKE*...

    Tu la don't judge the book by its cover, sekali nah semua fakta pasal whale keluar.. that is reality.. mermaid is only a fairy tale...

    Blessed Tuesday Morning CG!!!!

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  10. I'm a whale.. because of my size.

    but on another note, a gym which emphasis on making friends than keeping your think slender figure is a good gym. Something like 'Average Joe's' in Dodgeball.--- Man I love that movie!

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  11. All God's creation is beautiful.. That Tara Flynn body is very beautiful (oops.. not because Ayoh wan is already an old man).
    If you go back to Greek or Roman civilization.. big size ladies were considered beautiful then..

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  12. Rose: Thanks. belum abis lagi semua fakta whale tu, byk lagi yg baiknya. Happy Tuesday to you too! :-)

    Cyril: LOL. we dont have such gyms here, do we? i went to Beauty Works for a season, but everyone is so obsessed with losing weight that it takes the fun out of it. but i havent watched Dodgeball. and now i will soon!

    Wan Sharif: In India also right? big is beautiful. Tara's body is beautiful, yes. she's wearing Confidence, by the way. *wink*

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  13. Thank u so much :) I will also blog it out too and credits to u :)

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  14. Venie: thanks Venie, but credits go to the original writer, im just passing the words around. :-)) Have fun!

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  15. gemok, tpai sihat, sikpa.. ada juak yg kurus, tapi sakit.. biasanya yang kurus tok la mudah nak kenak kolestrol tingi.. dari kes kawan-kawan la..

    kmk pun prefer jadi whales ya.. apapun, kmk syukur, kmk sihat walafiat... =)

    p/s: sis, mun ktk mok VCO ya, msg jak kmk k... dapat kmk reserve pakey ktk.. stok cepat abis selalunya.. hoho... 016-8789437..=) tq..

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  16. Amni: ya betul. kurus sik semestinya sihat juak nak, sama juak berisi kedak kamek tok. hehe. I nak VCO ya. pernah dengar tapi sik berani cuba.

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  17. She is beautiful. Now who said big bone are gross! :)

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  18. Cherrie: I know right? She is confident in her big-ness. Thats all generous curves. ;-))

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