The air was heavy. It was a musty heaviness that itched across my eyes, a heaviness that got more irritating with every blink that I did. The heaviness, it was a fine dust in the air, a sandy grainy dust that gathered and gathered until I had something like sleep crusted in the corner of my eyes. Every few seconds I jammed my index finger into my eye socket and itched and itched, and it was very similar to itching a mosquito bite. It felt great for a second, then it starting burning like hell again. The itch didn’t seem to go away.