The world is fantastic from this angle, isn’t it?
As you can see from these photos, I am obsessive about organising things and sensitive in space order. You could say it is one of my OCD symptoms, but I am more willing to say it as creating beauties. I record my life with my phone and I see the world through my lens.
I just can’t help to be organised.
Everybody knows that having OCD is suffering. It could waste your time and energy in useless things and finally make you feel sick. Thus, many therapists have tried so hard to help people get rid of OCD by any means. I am not saying that we should not seek help from professionals to deal with OCD and its annoying symptoms; I am just asking have you ever thought that one could live with OCD and have a better life?
Sure, it is possible. As I always said, OCD is a sweet suffering. It could be a gift if you express your OCD feeling in an appropriate way, such as drawing. OCD people are usually more sensitive than others partly because they pay more attention to the surroundings. Putting books in the right position, organising wardrobe in the right order, everything must be right as I feel it right. Our perception of the world is particularly aesthetic; generally speaking, OCD people have a strong sense of beauty.
Cassia is the kind of girl. Saying on her Facebook, she simply likes drawing dots, which makes her feel pleased and complete as if by doing so she could have an increasing happiness. I knew her from the House News and was attracted and touched immediately. Her paintings are beautiful, stunning and remind me of KusamaYayoi, an influential and successful Japanese artist. Her articles are quite inspiring as well.
After all, life deserves to be beautiful with or without OCD. Don’t you agree?
Dix is a darkly comic short film showing the complexities of psychological and obsessive-compulsive behaviour, featuring a man called Marc. Marc needs the paving stones on which he walks to move, for fear of stepping on the lines. In order to get over his phobia, he follows a treatment to confront the inner fears which lie behind his obsessive-compulsive disorder. The work is a mixture of live action and CG.
Dix is part of The Mill’s ongoing initiative to produce in-house short films and continuing commitment to develop talent within their growing animation team. In 2008, Dix has won the prestigious Jury Award at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.
It is a quite cult film and it might be the first time that OCD has been shown on screen in such a gory manner. However, it is indeed an inspiring and touching film for people suffering from OCD right now.
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and I have known it several years ago. If you search online, you are very likely to find there has been much written about OCD and its symptoms. If you think OCD is just something about washing hands, then maybe you can take a look at this. Here is my version of OCD.
1. Change the file names into a same format whenever I download files.
2. Straighten all the square things including books, papers and tissue boxes when they lay on the table.
3. Check several times after I add a new note on my schedule.
4. Adjust volume levels until I get certain numbers displayed on screen.
5. Spend one hour doing PowerPoint and a half hour unifying the format of all the slides.
6. Correct all the punctuation marks that are misused when I repost others’ post on Weibo.
7. Keep all the hand-outs in chronological order in my binder.
8. Never leave ‘unread’ emails in the inbox.
9. Never dog-ear pages of my books.
10. Do not trust ‘I love you’ through SMS. Love is a face-to-face thing, isn’t it?
Happy Valentine’s Day.
[Pics via internet]