Monday, September 08, 2008

wondering...


when did "you're practically disappearing" become a compliment?
dis·ap·pear [dis-uh-peer]

1. to cease to be seen; vanish from sight.

2. to cease to exist or be known; pass away; end gradually: One by one the symptoms disappeared.
i overheard it said to someone on the elevator this afternoon, and it struck me as so sad that it could ever be considered a compliment, and yet it was definitely meant to be in this case, and the recipient certainly ruffled a bit with pride.

4 comments:

DontPukeInMyWellies said...

It is sad you're right, but I know I'd sickeningly love it if someone said that to me, it'd be my ED doing me right in getting cultural acceptance because although there are other aceptances in my life, there's little self-acceptance until there's cultural acceptance.

I'm about to read your blog though, well not all of it, but I saw some of your Youtube video, very compelling!

Love love love Virginia x

Luminous said...

That's...so incredibly sad. :/

Palmtreechick said...

I often take it as a compliment myself, not that it is said to me that often. But, I also see your point.

Agnes Mildew said...

It's only a compliment when your thinking is disordered by an eating disorder. It's a cruel irony, though, that those of us with an ED actually would like to disappear. For good...