A fear of heights is a classic phobia. I’m not afraid of heights, so much as I am of falling. I remember distinctly when this fear manifested itself. I was eight years old, on a trip to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky with my sisters and my oldest sister’s family. After traversing most of the cave, there was a stairway you have to climb built over the “Bottomless Pit” to reach the end of the tour. This stairway was made of metal grating and when looking down, you were staring into the abyss. I recall the terror that seized me about halfway up; my brother-in-law had to take my hand and lead me the rest of the way. I had nightmares for years about this experience. And it is a fear that plagues me to this day.
But that still isn’t my greatest fear. It is looking back on my life and worrying that the best has passed me by. That the worst days of my life may turn out to be the best. That the foolish decisions I made when much younger have led me to a place where the edge of tomorrow is a steep, craggy cliff that I am afraid to descend. And I am left with nothing but a yesterday that is far from ideal, but better than what is ahead.
When I saw Berry’s meme this week, I was afraid (haha) that this would end up seeming depressing. Her instructions were:
What are you afraid of? What are you haunted by? Share some of your fears and if you can, create an image depicting one of them. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!
To combat the somber tone of my post, I decided to deck myself out in the brightness of sunshine, with the softness of a daffodil’s petals and the delicacy of a butterfly. Thanks to the new round of Collabor88, that was a simpler task than convincing my avatar to stand on this precipice long enough for me to take photos. It was, I admit, a rather quick photoshoot 😉 I found this location in the Destination Guide, once again. It is a sim well-worth exploring called Skye Neist Point. I’ll be going back to wander around another time.
I took a few days off from blogging, and I apologise for not mentioning it in advance. But actually, it wasn’t planned; just a case of inertia. But I’m back now.
Dress: Baiastice_Ayoun dress-yellow (Collabor88)
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Nasik Sandals – Summer Yellow (Collabor88)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Ange” (Garnet) (Collabor88)
Hands & Feet by SLink
Skin: [:T:] Helena / powder (red) :: 09
Pose: SHAG – Lookin’ BackF
That stairway just sounds incredibly scary and I don’t think I would be able to climb that at this age let alone at age 8. And yes, another fear I also have is fear of regret, similar to your second one. I don’t want to regret anything I do right now in the future so I tend to overthink things but then I end up not doing certain things because I overthought them and didn’t end up doing them. Just a vicious circle in my head, lol. ❤
I know that circle well. Sometimes I wish I could just take a leap of faith…but I’m afraid of, well, falling!
I relate very much to the fear of regret. I hate to think I’m living a life always wondering “But what if I’d have __” but it’s so easy to let it happen.
Yeah, much too easy. I wish I were more spontaneous!
OMG, who but YOU uses an exploration of fear as a good excuse to wear a smexxy micro-miniskirt!!! 😛
Hey, I may be afraid, but I’m gonna look good 😀