Old Scars:

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic prodrug compound produced by more than 200 species of fungi. As a prodrug, psilocybin is quickly converted by the body to psilocin, which has mind-altering effects similar, in some aspects, to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT. In general, the effects include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and perceived spiritual experiences. It can also include possible adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks.

When I puked on the first night, I felt happiness for the first time in weeks. Inside my quiet, stuffy Air B&B, soft violins played from my phone. I had just got done giggling, bellowing, singing, and, indeed, vomiting was last on my agenda.

After the bile hit, I aimed for the toilet, focusing on how my body felt the whole time. I went for a towel to wipe my…

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