31 questions | march 2.

March 2
Do you have any irrational fears?

I had a list of fears written for this post, but when I went back and read them, I realized that they weren’t right.

They were things like ‘I’m afraid something terrible will happen to someone I love.‘ And ‘I’m afraid I will never feel happiness… that I will never have true love… that I will never have my happy ending.‘ And ‘I’m afraid I’ll have a car accident every time I drive.

But are those irrational fears? Or are they normal fears? I would guess that those are things many people fear. Well, maybe not the car one. That’s pretty irrational. But the others… those seem common… maybe normal. What’s irrational is deciding and believing that those things are true… guaranteed… done deals — that’s irrational. And that’s me. But I decided those weren’t the kinds of things meant for this question.

So I had to start over. And I realized that I do have a fear that is unquestionably irrational.

I’m afraid of dinosaurs.

Told you it was irrational. Dinosaurs don’t even exist anymore. What the hell goes on in my head?

p.s. — Jurassic Park was the most traumatizing two hours of my life. My mom loves those movies. What is wrong with her?!?

[Thanks to my dear friend Marquessa for this 31 questions challenge.]

         
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Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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9 Responses to 31 questions | march 2.

  1. Clowns!!!! Hate them!!!

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  2. M says:

    My comment disappeared! Healing dinosaurs is not weird. I don’t like them myself there totally ugly Jurassic Park was definitely not one of my favourite movies either.

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    • It’s just silly for me to be afraid they’re going to come get me. I’m several years too late for that to be a possibility. Probably. I hope. Unless that DNA-from-an-insect thing is real. Ah, crap… looks like I won’t be sleeping tonight.

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  3. I worry that something terrible might happen to one of my children but, as you say, that is entirely rational. Dinosaurs don’t bother me and, in terms of the irrational, I don’t think I’m afraid of anything. But does that mean I am afraid of everything? My fear and my lack of fear about dinosaurs is equally balanced … zero = zero. Therefore dinosaurs are simultaneously the most irrationally terrifying thing in my mind and the least irrationally terrifying thing in my mind.
    It is little wonder that I am a very calm nervous wreck.

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  4. That’s OK. I’ve heard more ridiculous. There was this one time when I was listening to one of those morning radio shows, and they were talking about peoples abnormal fears. This one lady called in, and told them about how Beeker, from the Muppets always freaked her out. That character, with his hotdog shaped head, and his weird beeping noises freaked her out since she watched the Muppets, as a kid. When she was a kid, it was nothing abnormal to have silly delusions at night that at any moment, Beeker might pop his head out from under her bed, and go, “Beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep!”, but that fear never went away when she became an adult.

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