March 5, 2022

Once upon a time, I was on a flight from Mexico to the US. I had my earbuds in and was doing a pretty good job of tuning out airplane life. But then I caught wind of a commotion happening behind me. I took my earbuds out and pieced together that someone on the plane had gotten sick. It was a young woman. She was sitting in the row behind me. It didn't seem to be anything serious. But she had thrown up. And she had apparently been doing so for a long time. She seemed somewhat unbothered by this. Which at first made me think, “Good for her. If that were me, I'd already be lost in sea of self-loathing.”

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