An Array of symptoms

No clearly defined beginning of the problem, if it could be called that.  No clear point when normal stopped being normal and started to feel itchily different. Like so many rites of passages or chronic conditions, it became noticeable gradually, over time with bits and pieces of things, jigsaw symptoms, sleepiness, lethargy, increased appetite then decreased appetite, the aversion or preference for certain foods, moodiness, a nameless dread, flushed skin, a strange rash along certain bone lines, the strangest feeling of weightlessness.  She did not know what any of it signified nor did it ever occur to her to suppose that all the other humans her age were feeling a similar array of symptoms.

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