I suppose its normal for us as human beings to have phobias … almost all of us fear something and even though the reality of the danger may be far-fetched and even imaginary, the anxiety we feel is palpable.
Like most small children, at one time I was scared of the monster under my bed, and the creeper in the closet. I didn’t like to enter a room with no lights on and walking home after dark was particularly foreboding.
As I grew older, I got over these particular fears.
They don’t bother me today.
But, there are two phobias that I developed early and they continue to plague me to this day. They create intense anxiety when I’m awake and they quite often haunt my dreams.
Two of my greatest fears, even as an adult are Tornadoes and Tidal Waves (Tsunami’s) …
This past weekend, close on the heels of viewing the terrifying Japanese Tsunami footage, the area where we live suffered an outbreak of tornadic activity of historic proportions. There was a lot of damage and people were killed and injured all around us.
I freely admit. I’m still scared of tornadoes and tidal waves.
What are you scared of?