What Scares You?

What were you afraid of when you were little?  Are you still afraid of that thing/those things now?

Fear is a strange thing.  It has changed quite a bit as I’ve gotten older.

When I was little…

I used to think there were monsters under my bed, but because I was so hot-natured, I’d end up sticking one foot out of the covers during the night, only to wake up, realize that and quickly cover my foot up.  😛

Being in a dark room wasn’t too scary, but shadows were.  Sometimes they looked like scary beings or frightening faces.  (Not always great to have an active imagination…)

Falling was always the biggest one.  I think it comes from falling out of a second-story window when I was 2 or 3 years old.  No broken bones or bruises… just a mom who screamed so loudly, my dad heard her from a half-mile away!  🙂

Now that I’m older…

The loss of loved ones.  People being in your life one moment and then gone in the next.  Yes, I know it’s all a part of living, but it’s a fear all the same.

The concept of forever/infinity.  Not sure why this is so scary to me, but when I think about it, my stomach seems to twist and turn in strange ways.

I’m still frightened of falling.  I will stand on a chair or a step-ladder when I absolutely have to, but it is NOT something which brings a smile to my face!

So, what scares you?  What kind of fears do you have?

(Oh, haunted houses at amusement parks aren’t thrilling places for me, either… especially Japanese ones because most of them are a walk-through type of thing!)


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TrishaDM
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 01:30:25

    I too am scared of the loss of loved ones, especially my husband.
    I do still have one of my most irrational childhood fears… A fear of crash test dummies. Crazy, yes… But strangely real to me!


  2. keith
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 06:33:38

    Japanese Ghosts still freak me out more than American Ghosts. Tornados. I’ll take an earthquake or a typhoon any day over a tornado.


    • Birdie
      Apr 13, 2012 @ 18:18:53

      What is it about Japanese ghosts? They are scarier than ones from other countries, ne?

      You know, tornadoes have been popping up over here more and more in recent years. Honto ni kowai yo…


  3. keith
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 12:13:50

    I think it is growing up in Japan where you could turn a corner and see a cemetary…or maybe it was the haunted house at Toshimaen that still sits in the back of my mind. I’m not sure if they are more scary, but they unnerve me more. After all, watch a movie like poltergeist and compare it to a movie like Kwaidan. Kwaidan is MUCH more spooky and scary in my book. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058279/)


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