Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Image by Mary Cassatt (1844 - 1926)

After reading my last several blog entries and gee, I guess all of them would qualify, I am feeling somewhat taken aback by all my narcissistic writing. How do I feel? What am I doing today? What did someone else do or say or think about me? And how about my ingrown toenails and hairy legs and unibrow? Let me tell you all about my opinions and problems and thoughts and blah blah blah blah......

In my defense, it would be presumptuous of me to assume what others'  thoughts and feelings are. Despite feeling self-absorbed, focusing on my response to autoimmune disease and sharing how I feel, think, and react to a life-changing disease may help others to realize that they are not alone. Even though their thoughts may not be as weird as mine, it may help to know that someone else out there feels profoundly changed by this disease.

Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." 

I've got that base covered. 

1 comment:

Vicky said...

I don't think talking about yourself is bad when you share your feelings and what you are going through in hopes that you can help someone or basically let them know that they are not alone. I gave you an award for your blog. But, you need to go to to get it! Congratulations!!