Today I put on the Smiley Lemon’s T-shirt to admit to myself that I’m fat. Yes, I’m fat and I’m not proud. I had this t-shirt for a while but I’m not slim fit, so I did not wear it. But screw it! It is just too good to be just sleeping in it. Since, I got it, it is like a beacon of light in my black dominated wardrobe. A fresh breeze to the dullness of my professional life – work, home, work, home. It’s the memory of walking barefoot in hot sand, jumping in the water and have fun. Black is good for wannabe “bad-ass” or, most importantly, to hide fat and to hide yourself; funky green with lemon twist does not hide it. Black is cool if you wanna just work and have no fun. Green is the meadow, the forest and life.
What’s my plan? The first step is to admit and as you say: To bite the lemon. Well, I’m fat. My second step is to try to change that and to fail. So, are the next 998 times. Trust me, I speak from experience. I’ve always been fat. And I’ve always wanted to be more fit. Not just slim. I want to kite again. Or at least pretend I do that. Still, while I might not win, I feel very olympic about it. So, when life gives you lemons, embrace them.
This smiling green shirt has today become my symbol of liberation, my symbol of self-acceptance and my flag of happiness.
Smiley Lemon, make me great again!