In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fright Night.” What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
Fear. I’m afraid of knee surgery — not the surgery (I’ll be out) but the whole rehab and recovery that will take months. How am I going to do stuff like get dog food? I’m afraid some necessity will cause me to damage the new joint. How about that? I’m afraid of slipping on ice with the new joint before it’s totally healed. These are legit fears. I’m also afraid of dating — this is fear based on experience, so it warns me not to do it. I’m afraid of being bitten by a rattlesnake when I’m out there on a trail by myself — this is a reasonable fear that tells me to watch where I’m going but YOU might think it means don’t go alone. Reasonable fears — the list goes on and on. But this response won’t because I have a lot of stuff to do today and I’m AFRAID I won’t finish.