Illustration by Anuj Shrestha

Worrying About Worrying About Lyme Disease

One mother reckons with her fear of the illness — and why it freaks us all out so much

Every chocolate sprinkle, every speck of dirt, every stray poppy seed began to look like a tick.

If I only get down to business with a headlamp and a magnifying glass, this line of thinking goes, I can control what befalls my children.

Writer, traveler, mother, napper, author of The Movement of Stars. amybrill.com

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