Farewell to allergies


Illustration by Libby Sullivan

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Business Manager

Dear Allergies,

While our time together proved quite enjoyable, I must say my farewells. Do not worry though, for I will never forget that certain tickle you left in the back of my throat; the one that no matter how hard I cough and no matter how much water I drink, would never seem to go away. I fondly remember the times when I didn’t even want to leave my bed because of the dizziness you left me with. The dizziness that would soon turn into a ghastly headache that made me feel like my head was about to explode. And as the day went on you would always be there, making sure my nose was runny and stuffy at the same time, while also keeping that wonderful headache on hand for anytime I sneezed. You had a great talent for multitasking.

I hope, that while I remember the times we enjoyed together, you will also look back at me with a certain affection, thinking of how I spoiled you with all of your little gifts. Like the many boxes of tissues that seemed to get softer the longer our relationship lasted, and the multitude of nasal sprays, all of different brands, that never seemed to satisfy you.

Now, as our relationship comes to an end, I can’t help but feel a certain pang of sadness within me. What will I do without my constantly watery eyes that made people question my state of being? How will I suffice without the grotesque cough you so graciously shared with me? How will I even live without spending my whole paycheck on the more expensive tissues as a present for you?

I guess we will have to see what the outcome is.

Until next year.