Family week started out well. There were four other girls whose families were joining ours for family week - five patients and their families, including us and Idina. The week started on Monday.
The first thing we did was introduce ourselves and listen to a few classes on the basics of eating disorders (though eating disorders are far from basic). Then, we went to an art building, where we were given the following instructions.
We had a certain amount of time (40 minutes, I think) to create a piece of art that showed how our family member's eating disorder had affected us. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I got out a large piece of white paper and some colored pencils. I sat at our family's table for a long, long time before I had inspiration.
I began to draw.