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Unformatted text preview: weather, but rather I have best been described as a flower. Just enough rain will make me happy, but too much will kill me. Several times my mother and I visited a hospital during a particularly dreary month with my body displaying flu-like symptoms and also mild depression. Come to find out, I actually had a diagnose disorder the doctor called “rain depression”. When the sky is overcast, my body does not produce enough vitamin D on its own which causes other chemicals in my body to become unbalanced. In layman’s terms, when there is no sun for a few days, there is no happy Shelby. This revelation is one that nearly made me laugh, mostly because the whole idea of rain depression was completely ludicrous to me. Now I am a firm believer. I still love to appreciate the awe and majesty of a good summer storm or winter blizzard, but nearly a week without sun will send this flower into hibernation....
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- Fall '10
- weather, Storm, Rain, Shelby L. Smith, Professor Kennedy EH