Saturday, January 12, 2008

Musings

(It is so strange for me to think that almost no one sees me anymore, in the blogging world at least. So- this is my latest hair, courtesy of Timm's g.c. for Christmas and 2 1/2 years of patience. I had my bi-annual trim and very rare coloring treat thanks to tt, and 2 1/2 years of growing it this long. Still, it is almost always in a loose knot messy ponytail.)
If I am to be plagued by an 'eating disorder', why can't it be anorexia instead of overeating? There is nothing glamorous about those who over eat or even occasionally binge- no one praises the iron will of the over eater. No one secretly wonders if you may have an eating disorder, because sooner or later it becomes painfully, physically obvious. Unless you follow your binge with a purge-which I do not- there is no privacy to your deviant behavior. And I don't want to be all 'Sally-Jesse Raphael guest- intervention -brittle nails-fist fulls of hair- exoskeleton- anorexic'- just fashionably so. Perhaps even enviably so. I do not mean to make light of what is a very serious condition, some even term 'disease'. I jest. Mostly.
But that's another thing...When did any and every shortcoming, vice, sin, or misgiving become termed a 'disease'? Many of these things are rightfully termed, perhaps even the depression that I have come to know and loathe these last, oh, nigh unto 8 years now. But just how is that determined- because when I break it down in my mind, the word means something that puts you at dis-ease. Not at ease. Well, if that is the determining factor, a great many things in this world are indeed diseases masquerading as bad taste. Poor choices. For instance: hot pants, leg-warmers, people who ask you if there is anything in their nose and the greater part of Trenton, NJ. I don't particularly like teacup Chihuahuas and it may be fair to say that they put me ill at ease, but I do not deem them 'diseased'. Most of them. If this is the yard stick we are using, then people who don't signal, dirty dishes in the sink, and cellulite all have some urgent medical needs to attend to stop the spread of such insidious diseases.
But if I had to have one, couldn't I opt for anorexia?

13 comments:

michelle said...

Hee. I like your musings on dis-ease. I could add mice that craftily eat the bait without setting off the traps, children who won't sleep, the sheet of black ice that is my front porch, and smotherhood. Can smotherhood be a disease?

I'm sure anorexia is truly awful, but I have to agree that it doesn't sound so very bad right about now.

I can't believe how long your hair is!

Hannah said...

This is just what I needed to wake up to! I agree with Michelle and would vote smotherhood into the mix! And Daily Herald whoring out pre-teens to sale their wares door to door- this after you have told them over the phone that you are NOT interested in a subscription. Bitter? I think so.

And yes on the anorexia- awfully damaging and emotionally unstable, but you would appear in control and like you care about yourself. For a while. Diet or disease...sigh.

I love the cut and color- man it is long...Great SPs too pretty lady.

Jill said...

You look very saucy with your new do. Your hair is constantly changing to me, how do you do it? It's seems short and red one week, blonde the next and now long and dark. You're a chameleon. Nice.

I enjoyed these musings and love the break down of the word disease.

Amy said...

In high school I used to get "depressed" over boyfriends, friends, etc, and I would lose my appetite altogether. I'm pretty sure that's what kept me a size 0-2 (yes, that's right and I thought I was fat!) for those four years, because nobody can east as many cheese rolls, delicious, huge rolls with cheese cooked into the middle, as I did without gaining a lot of weight. Now if only I could go back to the not eating thing when I'm feeling down. Maybe adolescence can be declared a disease?

Alison said...

Your hair looks SO good! I love it!

charlotte said...

I love your hair!! It's so so so so cute! And I've been missing you guys a lot lately :(

jacquelyn joy said...

Wow your hair looks so pretty! Hope everything is good in the NC!

Diana said...

I love your hair. I'm so glad you posted a picture of it I've been wanting to see it since you told me about it. I love it dark.

jt said...

BTW- i forgot to say that this was 2-day old unstyled hair. I don't mean that as a compliment to myself. This looks nothing as so great as it did at the salon. DOes it ever?

KLR said...

I like your hair-do too! My hair usually doesn't make it past my chin but I have been growing it out for several months now. It's nearing my shoulders but I was seriously debating whether to chop it off or keep growing it. After seeing your hair, I think I'll let it go a little longer. (With hopes that I mine will look as good as yours does!)
You look great! - kim

Robin said...

Wow, seriously - your hair looks fantastic. Well, not just your hair. You look beautiful.

And I can totally relate on the "eating disorder" thing. It's so frustrating how easily I buckle under temptation when it comes to food. I always think, "tomorrow I will be better." And yeah...we all know how well that works.

And excellent point on the whole "disease" thing - so true!

Denise said...

As always, I love your musings. I just simply can't believe how your hair magically grew--it's like one of those giant Barbie heads that you can pull hair out of to style (did they have those when you were a kid, or did I just creep you out?). You look beautiful!

Beatrix Kiddo said...

LOVE your hair.

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