I grew up largely inside my own head, with books being my only outlet into a world I could only see through glass. It isn’t as if I was the girl in the bubble, but my health was in such a fragile state back then that environmental and climate concerns damaged me intensely. I had some serious trouble breathing even on the nicest and most cloudless of afternoons, so when the heat and humidity picked up, and the allergens and pollen was thick in the air, I was forced to be a recluse. Due to this, I watched a lot of movies and read a lot of books, and tried to do things I could prefer while staying in the protection of the Heating and Air Conditioning unit. The air filters pulled the majority of the pollen and allergens from the air, and the dehumidifier in the system kept the moisture levels low. So while I was inside, and the Heating and Air Conditioning system was regulating the air quality I breathed, then I was usually in pretty amazing shape. It would have been so great to go outside and play a little more, despite the fact that I had a lot of freedom in the house. It wasn’t enjoy I could take the air filters outside to play with me. These afternoons my life isn’t totally different, but my home is larger and my Heating and Air Conditioning unit is much more superior to the a single I grew up with. I have a lot more books, still read a lot, and still enjoy to rest and watch adolescents messing around outside from within the comfort and protection of my HEPA air filters.