My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Dark

Blog prompt: Back on track with our journey of self-discovery. Spend time writing about your phobias/things you are afraid of.

I know this sounds silly but the biggest thing I’m afraid of is the dark. As long as I’m with someone, the dark is not so bad. When we go to sleep, the TV is on a timer so that we fall asleep before the TV turns off. When we stay in hotel rooms, I always leave the bathroom light on and the door shut enough so the light just barely lights the room. When we are camping, my husband starts the campfire so we won’t be in complete darkness but it still is creepy to me. When we camp, I can’t wait to go to sleep so I can get up and watch it get daylight. Since I wake up so early, I usually sit outside the tent with a flashlight and read a book until the sun comes up. I have big candles around the house in case the power goes off and my hubby bought this big portable battery (to jump the car off) which also has an outlet on it to plug in my lamp if the power goes out. I don’t know what caused me to be so afraid of the dark but that is also why I don’t like horror movies because all the bad things seem to happen in the dark.


Stephanie said...

I've have just spent an enjoyable half-hour + catching up on all that I missed while in the US. I LOVE to read your blog! I feel like i know you so much better now than I did when we worked together. Thank you for sharing pieces of yourself.

Tammy said...

I don't like the dark either. But, thats because I can't see without my glasses. If the truth be known, I bet the majority of people don't like the dark.

Jeanet said...

I love the dark! It's the time of the day where I can stand outside and feel invisible and just look up on the stars feeling so small. It really makes me appreciate everything so much more.

Beachcomber said...

The dark doesn't bother now but when I was younger I couldn't sleep unless the hallway light was on. I don't like scary movies either.

Tink said...

I keep my television on too, but it isn't because of the dark (which I love), but because of the ambient noise.