A Ghost From the Past
Thursday, July 07, 2016
I saw a ghost from the past today. I was at a crosswalk waiting for the light to change and standing beside me was a young woman/girl who was clearly anorexic. Thin, twiggy arms and legs, huge eyes in an emaciated face, and goose bumps on her arms even though it was sunny and warm. My heart dropped and my feet and hands went cold. For a moment I felt all the terror of being anorexic come rushing back. The fear of knowing that I was in real trouble, cold all the time, breathless and trembling after climbing a flight of stairs, and still not able to bring myself to eat a pop tart. I felt so much empathy for her and so grateful that I escaped.