I’d Rather Be a Whale

I don’t know who wrote this, or where it came from, but I saw it on FB and just had to share.

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 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 ?! ”

(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn)

By: Delphine Fieberg


9 responses to “I’d Rather Be a Whale

  1. Love it! I would rather be a whale too!

  2. Wow. Just wow. This is the stuff I need to tape to my mirror to read when I have “fat” days.

  3. i remember several years ago i had a personal trainer. he kept trying to put me on some no carb diet. i told him that i was willing to run on the treadmill, do his crazy yoga torture, and even do circuit training. but i was NOT going on some loopy diet. i can handle pain for a few hours a week….but if i’m miserable at every meal….then what’s the point in being skinny???? now, i’m proudly sporting hips, thighs, and belly bulge from birthing three children. i’ll take “whale” any day!


  5. Still, I wish I looked that good sitting naked in a papasan chair! Damn, those French have good genes. =>

  6. I love it! And that picture of the French model is really great!

  7. I saw this on my FB feed too and loved it there! Glad you shared it here 🙂 Here’s to all the whales I love!!!! (myself included ;))

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