Sunday, February 17, 2008

It’s Just Satire

I’m not sure if I’m going to continue chronicling a day in the life of an inpatient eating disordered girl. It’s sort of turning into this monstrous epic. Originally it began as a few pages, and it’s now turned into a mammoth novel that is probably turning lackluster. Maybe I just have an immoral sense of humor or something, I don’t know. I thought it was funny. But I’m not so sure some of my other readers feel the same way.

For the record, the Center for Change has in many ways saved my life, and I mean that in the very literal sense of the word. I am very grateful to them for their inspired program that helps so many.

I am one who finds it necessary to discover the humor in life to get by, to live, to thrive. Anorexia is such a somber subject, and rightly so. But I believe there is no harm in finding any way to find humor in a life that can be so cruel. It’s how I survive.

Satire, humor. I loves it. It is as necessary to me as oxygen.
But I’m not sure if I should continue, because I have no desire to offend other people who maybe do not have the same viewpoint as me. I’ll sleep on it.

9 comments:

Laurie and Corey Kunz said...

oh brother. I hate it when people find offense when you are trying to see the light side of something.
Whateva.

Devon said...

I for one hope that you do continue your story as I laugh at every installment. If it brings you joy, by all means, please keep going.

Love it. Love you.

aLana said...

if you love writing it, i love reading it. there's nothing inappropriate you are writing and if other people don't enjoy it they are free to skip those entries, right? its your choice my love! :)

Brittney said...

Man it is a small blogging world! I was excited to see the comment from you on our blog!

it's me, t said...

i'm pretty sure your sence of humor is as messed up as the rest of ours. i think it's awesome. o crap i gotta poo again. for real. i think it's really sad that that excites me so much, but i know you know the feeling. ha ha ha. i love you brie.

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KC Elaine said...

I happen to love it

Stacy said...

it is YOUR blog and if it helps you to write it then do it REGARDLESS of others. ED is a people pleaser, and plus being offended is a CHOICE. they can choose not to be offended.

My thoughts... it's great, do it to it.

Bowles Family said...

Seriously, it is funny. I was checking multiple times a day for the next installment. Plus lots of people totally identify with it and can see the obvious dramatization. :)

Anonymous said...

I can say that at the time most of all that happened wasn't so funny. However, crisis plus time always equals humor and when you get that your life becomes more balanced and sweet. I'm glad that you are writing anything again. Thanks and you help us all get through our days with your humor and your insights. You do have so many for such a young woman. Don't quit offering us your "creamiest"!
Love,
Mom