The New York Times has been running a series of articles about what it’s like to suffer from anxiety– written from the perspective of the person who’s anxious. Every article is unique, just like every person, and the whole series is worth reading because it’s a reminder: just as every person around you has their own story that you don’t know until they’ve told it, each story is different even as there may be similar threads, and you can always learn something new about something you thought you’d known, down to the bone.
I’ve been anxious for years. Thought I knew what it meant, down to the last drop of flop-sweat and trembling prickle of skin.
I don’t. But this series helps me re-learn. Here is the latest.