Trying to be healthy is like trying to move on from an ex. You put an incredible amount of effort to keep yourself from eating the things you know are bad for you. You go weeks avoiding temptation. Eating only the healthiest fruits, lean meats and vegetables. Until eventually your body doesn’t even crave the unhealthy anymore. In one single moment of weakness, you throw all of your effort away. All of the weeks spent in determination are wasted. One give into temptation and you’re eating, eating everything you’ve been avoiding for weeks, there’s nothing that could stop you now. A simple hello, and you’ll end up back in his arms, disarmed.
The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.
The artwork is too great not to reblog.
Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.
That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.
One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Hans Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.
I want this painted on my wall.