Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Spiders and snakes. :)ReplyDelete
When I posted the question I wondered how many people would say spiders and/or snakes:) I am more afraid of the Boogeyman:(
Hmmmm...I can't think of anything at the moment. No real fears. I do have a severe dislike of nutcrackers though! (Rob)ReplyDelete
while the issue of fear has been diminishing in me as of late - each of us have surface fears (mine is of being out in deep water) and then areas of fear that stop us from something and do rule our life. For many years, i was afraid of dyng until i came face to face with it a few years ago. i still hove other fears - mostly in relations with others - rejection as an example. I still work on those deep fearsReplyDelete
I am most afraid of pain and suffering.ReplyDelete
Rob and MonicaReplyDelete
Well Rob, guess I'll have to return the Nutcracker I got you guys for Christmas! lol I had an antique doll that scared the crap out of me. I gave it to my daughter and was glad to have it out of the house. She put it in her guest room where I stay when I visit:)
My own near death experience took away my fear of dying. It is interesting how I can relate to your fear of rejection. It seems I have struggled for acceptance my entire life. Never thought of it as a "fear".
Yes, I think I am too. It has always been my belief that if I had any secrets, the enemy could easily get them out of me just by threatening torture.
Heights and public speaking. Having to do both at the same time would probably kill me.ReplyDelete
Long enduring pain....I can handle brief pain and secondly being forgotten. Not sure why that should make a difference because it is how you live your life that you will be remembered...but I hope they do not forget me. Oh. I am not too crazy about speed.ReplyDelete
I wanted to tell you that overall Hope loves having a little sister although she does call her "Miss Fussy" and complains that she "doesn't do anything"ReplyDelete
I've been pushing away so many fears lately that I find I can't answer your question
Heights. I never used to be, but after my kids were born, I suddenly developed this annoying fear. I fight it, though, and will go up the tall towers or climb when out hiking, but I'm not happy about it in the moment.ReplyDelete
So I guess we will have to withdraw the invitation for you to be guest speaker at the Grand Canyon this year? Have you seen that crazy Skywalk they have there?
Childbirth was long and enduring pain but I have forgotten it. My heart attack was long enduring pain (like having an army tank sitting on my chest) but I have forgotten it. I do hear that many people can recall such pain in detail so I guess I am fortunate that I cannot. Yet at the time I never thought I could or would forget.
Love "Miss Fussy" and can just hear Hope saying it. lol Sorry you are facing fears and hope the new year will find them erased.
That surprises me. You must have to deal with heights to get some of the terrific photographs you take. I have a strong case of vertigo when faced with looking down from heights.
Living beyond my ability to take care of myself.ReplyDelete
Oh girl, that is a deep,dark fear of my own. Probably one we could all express.
Moths. And dying alone. But mostly moths.ReplyDelete
Breast cancer mets to my brain. Anywhere really, but more so to my brain.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid of social occasions where I know very few people. (My inner introvert makes itself known.) I'm not afraid of death itself, but I am afraid of dying in an automobile accident. Just seems like a horrible way to go.ReplyDelete
I'm too old and crazy to be afeared a much... and I plan to go on that way.ReplyDelete
Lots of things. Social occasions are a biggy.ReplyDelete
I don't like snakes, but am not really afraid of them. I just give them lots and lots and lots of space.
I am not at all afraid of spiders and snakes. I love them actually.ReplyDelete
I am afraid of dying.
Wow... I think the living beyond my ability to take care of myself is one all of us fear. I also fear deep water, bridges over water, going blind AND deaf,but mostly I fear not being able to afford the medicine I need. I used to be afraid of snakes. I used to work in the children's department of a library. For summer reading programs we often invited a lady to bring her snakes. I would not touch them but I would stand by the table where Rosie, this absolutely hug boa, would be and watch the kids pet her. One day my boss was walking among the children with a snake wrapped around his shoulders when the 15 foot boa, Rosie had a BM on the meeting room table (tip: never eat a cookie or anything off a meeting room table, you don't know what has been there). Boas eat rats. Their BMs are yucky and smelly. My boss told me I could clean up the boa poop or hold one the snakes he and the owner were holding and he would clean it up. That year I cleaned up the poop (comes under job description "and other duties as required"). The next year I wasn't doing that again so I held any snake our guests brought.ReplyDelete
Dying. Not death but they way I'm going to die.ReplyDelete
Having no comment.ReplyDelete
I read somewhere that some people are more afraid of spiders than death. Isn't that incredible? I do have this irrational dislike for spiders though.ReplyDelete
Oh... and driving too.ReplyDelete
I get it. Moths are creepy.
Lisa (aka Mollie's mom)
Do you already have breast cancer? Any form of cancer metastasizing to the brain is a bad thing. Let's just face it, cancer is a bad thing in general.
I had a recurring nightmare of dying in a car accident at a specific location. Every time I had to travel by that location, I proceeded with extra caution. Several years later my best friend was killed in that same spot. I did not have the nightmare again. If only I had known it was a warning for her. Yet I still fear dying in a car accident.
It does seem that I am less “afeared” these days and even less when someone uses the word “afeared” because I know all is well in the world.
I will give a black snake all the room he needs because they are our friends in the barn. That is unless he's after my chicken eggs and then it is off with his head! I never mess with any other kind of snake. Often it does seem those other kinds of “snakes” are the ones we meet at social occasions.
I'm not afraid of dying as much as I am afraid of missing life.
I never in my entire life have given any thought to snake poop! I would not want to hold the boa or clean up its poop so my boss and I would have to have a serious discussion. I do share your fear of inability to afford my meds. Being a cardiac patient, there are a bunch at this time. Hopefully I can get off some of them as time goes by.
LL Cool Joe
I have had many close calls and actually died once. If my final death is painful, I just hope it is quick. I feel my poor Ron suffered too much but it could have been even worse.
But that was a comment....
You and my brother-in-law. He is absolutely terrified of spiders yet he spends 95% of his time outdoors fishing. And do you mean you are afraid of your own driving??
Hi Granny Annie. Yes, almost 10 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I have seen 3 women I cared deeply for and who had less cancer load than me develop brain mets and die. It's horrendous. Like you, I have been in the light and I do not fear death itself. But the process of dying leaves me shaking in my boots.ReplyDelete
I'm still afraid of the dark... and vampires.ReplyDelete
Not sparkly vampires, the creepy kind.ReplyDelete
Well I think knowing that I was going to die would scare me - I pray I just go fast. My biggest fear is being a burden on someone.ReplyDelete
Lisa (aka Mollie's mom)ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I knew that and am so sorry I was confused. So many of our sisters have or have had breast cancer and it is painful to see the struggle. It is also joyful to share the survival and recovery of many. Watching what cancer can do as it took my husband gives no wonder why it would leave anyone shaking in their boots and I pray you never face such fate.
I'm not real sure I would like sparkly vampires any more than creepy ones. All creepy to me especially in the dark.
That was my mother's greatest fear. She was absolutely determined that she would never burden anyone with here care. We all would have cared for her in an instant if given the chance.
I have a very good suggestion how you can avoid sharks. Well, that is unless you keep them for pets at your home:)
Losing my mind and my health.ReplyDelete
I am afraid of climbing down stairs without a railing as I was a safety co-ordinater in my previous job. We used to give points to people who did not use a railing and this is now ingrained in my brain.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid of dying before I get to do the art n writing listed in my notebooks...ReplyDelete
Yes... sigh... I'm afraid so. Driving terrifies me.ReplyDelete