A vast field of lavender flowers
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I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I felt physically sluggish, but my mind was racing. Maybe it was the water in our country’s crumbling infrastructure or minority stress. Either way, I felt quite powerless to address it. To calm myself down, I scrolled the vast archives of the Internet and picked up a book by my favorite author, Viktor Takahashi.