Is “hay fever” everywhere?
After five days in Maryland – that’s where I grew up – my sinuses started to flare (ever slightly so). They say that sensitivity to poison ivy increases with exposure:
Does that mean our sensitivity to pollens also increase the longer we stay in a single place?
Or do we become immune over time instead?
Then a day later it was fine.
Upon looking out my Belgian window (where we are staying), I was momentarily mystified to see what I at first mistook to be a light drizzle, but seeing no rain worthy clouds in the sky or feeling no moisture on the ground I was suddenly struck with sense that I was starring what is normally invisible – dare I say a ghost – square in the face: Pollen (and lots of it) …
But not sneezing.
When it strikes, who it gets, or when it will go away.
It’s sort of nowhere and everywhere at the same time.