Friday, February 8, 2008

ESD #6: OCD envy

I recently wrote this essay about my tics and compulsions, which for the first time, forced me to think about them in a comprehensive way. Then this morning I read this NY Times piece about people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the challenge of restaurants. The few OCD tendencies I have fall into the pattern/symmetry realm and fortunately, not the cleanliness one, which seems incredibly overwhelming. When I read about the man who always separates the salt and pepper shakers with a napkin holder, I thought,'Wow, that's such great discipline. I should do that.' So now I think I understand anorexia envy.

Side note: Is Adrian Tomine on staff now at NY Times? He's been all over the Times the past few months.

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