Thursday, May 02, 2019
Bears are big, fuzzy, warm, with a great appetite for the pleasures of life. I was a runner with a 32 inch waist when I first heard the term bear, applied to a person. I had spent a decade running and denying myself the pleasures of life, to be thin. Trying to fit myself into the worlds' mold of "cute or pretty." It took me a while to come around to the idea that someone might find attractive the kind of round, warm and fuzzy person that my body seemed to want to be. I am shaped like the majority of the men in my paternal line. Kind of pear shaped, very much bear shaped.
It is hard to believe that the country bear jamboree is still running, largely unchanged at Walt Disney World, 40 plus years of happy bears embracing the pleasures of life.
Have you hugged a bear this week?