The latest mysterious ailment:
A rash, my right upper back and neck ... hardly noticeable but skin sensitive to tight-necked shirts, to certain salves ... a waxiness also about the right ear ... a fungus? a leprosy? a melanoma? very mysterious.
Until yesterday, for some reason, when it occurred to me that the sun slants in from the window to the left of the bed ... and I never pull the shade, hoping (uselessly) the light will wake me early ... and came at last to the proper conclusion:
Sunburn! I've been getting a steady morning right-shoulderblade sunburn!
Covered it with aloe goo, and already it feels much better.
The solitary life, unaccessoried by an interested (and often entertained) second party, leads to many a fractured conclusion.
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