Wednesday, May 23, 2012

HfC day 23 Quotation, quotation, quotation

I have a few quotations stored on Facebook that mean something to me about EDs/recovery. The first mostly expresses how I feel about accepting who I am and what it means to be me, therefore not judging or berating myself for things that have happened in my life: One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. - Nietzsche

The second is from a childhood icon and just makes me smile: 'Never eat more than you can lift.' (Miss Piggy)

I came across the third when research Middle English texts for my degree. It's from a book of advice for religious people and speaks against excessive fasting, using the metaphor of a lamp without oil to describe fasting that is not accompanied by acts of charity:
'þat fastingge withoten elmesse is of mith
As is þe lampe withoten olie and lith.' (MS Advocates 18.7.21 after Isidore)

My final quotation comes from the wonderful 'Number One Ladies Detective Agency' series of books by Alexander McCall Smith. The main character, Mma Ramotswe, is Botswanan by birth and is proud to live there. She is also proud of her "traditionally built" figure: 'Mma Ramotswe had never been able to understand that, and considered it one of the worst features of modern society that people should be ashamed to be of traditional build, cultivating instead a look that was bony and positively uncomfortable. Everybody knows, she thought, that we have a skeleton underneath our skin; there's no reason to show it.' (Alexander McCall Smith, Miracle at Speedy Motors)

1 comment:

Jenn said...

these are great~!