Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Attention Fat Police: Go Choke on a Biscuit!

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
~~Salvador Dali

Coco Rocha, stunning girl - absolutely beautiful, is no longer able to secure work within her industry of employment. She is too fat. Her bosom, face, arms, legs and all that falls between are too ample. Too large. Mammoth. She is {{{gasp}}} a SIZE 4. Silly Cow!

I want to walk right into the casting agent's offices, rip the cigarettes from the talons they consider fingers, and slap them about the head and shoulders with a baguette slathered in rich creamy butter. (SIGH) But no, I will follow Miss Rocha's example and simply ignore their insults. I will reject their ideal figure and embrace my own. You see, Coco isn't backing down. She refuses to bend to their will. She stands against their suggestion of self-starvation and has risen against the "perfect image" created by the machinations of the textile industry. She knows that their idea of perfection is unobtainable, undesireable and unhealthy.

PERFECTION: Why do we all want to be perfect? The ads on TV and in magazines keep this sad desire alive. Everyday there is a new way to lose weight. New pills. New diets. New info-mercials with bold-faced lies promising perfection. Ever try working with a medical doctor? A nutritionist? A personal trainer or massage therapist? All educators helping you to achieve your goals through hard work, trial and error. It is YOU that does the work and YOU that gains the reward. Educate yourself about the body to achieve what will become your personal perfection. Coco says she won't starve herself to become "model material". She recognizes her own personal perfection.

Everyday I learn more about the human body, and I realize that it is a true miracle. It is an amazing bio-mechanical mass of muscle, bone, blood, electricity, chemical response and emotion all rolled into one unique package - You. When you treat your body well, it rewards you. When you treat your body badly, it will make you suffer. As a Massage Therapist I see different body types all day. All different shapes and sizes, colors and textures. They are all beautiful. When you see a man or woman, do you see the beauty? Or do you see the flaws? That says alot about you as a person, no? Humanity has texture - it can't be perfect.

So here is to you, Coco Rocha! May your inner strength, intelligence, and character lead others to find their own personal perfections whether they be a size 4, 14 or 24...

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle [you].

1 Peter 5:10

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