What Anxiety Feels Like

The anxiety can take one of various paths: it can build up slowly from a trickle, formed by a distant, worrisome thought I had in the morning and quickly brushed aside; this trickle may remain a trickle, but it may also go into a crescendo as a million minor grievances accumulate throughout the day; finally, it can come in full force, suddenly, a flash flood of hormones inundating the body with dozens of simultaneous sensations.