Boylerpf

08 April 2009

Moonlit Night

I grew up in a very small town in the upper Midwest. Getting from place to place meant walking. After all, it was only 10-12 blocks to get to where you wanted to go and having your parents drive you was out of the question. "You have two feet, use them!" Small towns didn't have street lights on every corner like the big cities and let me tell you...it's quiet. I was terrified to be walking alone...my big fear of the dark that someone or something would jump out from the moonlit trees and take me away.

Today, I relish the solitude of a moonlit walk. Isn't it wonderful that we face our fears and move on. What was your biggest fear?

21 comments:

NODtoMOD said...

i love that picture...very soothing! my biggest fear is heights...i should just overcome it....but super scary!! xo

Jazzy Jemz said...

My biggest fear is death. I guess I will overcome that when I die. I hear you on the creepy factor of walking down a street without lamps.

Lindsey said...

I live in a rural area and although I feel safe where I live, I don't go out walking alone because of fear. You never know what could happen, or who's hiding in the woods waiting for an unsuspecting prey. I realize how unlikely it is that I would be attacked but there is still a chance it could happen. I'm a "better safe than sorry" kind of person.

Judy said...

We too had to walk everywhere or ride our bikes, we would have never thought to ask our parents to bring us anywhere.

Lisa @ The Hem Line said...

Wow , this is very cool and pretty eerie too! It has a dream-nightmare-like auro.

Hit 40 said...

Not afraid of death or heights as others posted. Not afraid of much. But - I would hate!! losing my job with my health insurance. I feel really bad for those without quality health care. IT IS HUGE!! I would work at starf$cks to get it if I had to find a job.

drollgirl said...

so true, and what a cool shot!

i am scared of heights and cancer and alzheimer's. :[

Erin Tyner said...

Thanks for posting my photo!
When I was little I was so scared there was something under my bed that I'd flip off the light switch and then run across the room and leap into bed so that whatever was under the bed wouldn't have time to grab me. Then I figured out I could tie a long ribbon to the cord of my ceiling light and then I could get in bed and pull the ribbon to turn off the light without having to run and jump. I asked Santa for The Clapper but he never got me one.

Michelle Brunner said...

What a great picture! I fear walking alone at night also...you never know what is out there...

alamodestuff said...

Having lived in Chicago for many years, I was always uncomfortable walking alone late at night although if I had to, I did.

Now my biggest fear is the safety of my kids.

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

My North Dakota fear goes in reverse. I USED to love to walk around in the dark. I USED to love to even power walk either late at night or early in the morning. Then people started spotting mountain lions near our town. I, of course, was not afraid. THEN, one night my yellow lab screamed in the night, and when we got outside she had been attacked by what I thought was another dog. The vet was sure it was a mountain lion. NOW, if am deathly afraid to walk at night.

Oh yeah, and of things that suck my blood.

Danielle

Nodin's Nest said...

What an unusual photo! My fear, being underwater.

Hello Lindello said...

I just went one one last night. It was so enjoyable!

littlebyrd said...

Great story and picture! I am a completely anxious person so there is so much that I fear - I guess getting lost is one of the biggest though. Now that i type it, it sounds very strange to be afraid of it :)

steviewren said...

HI boylerpf, thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I love the picture you used to illustrate your childhood fears. My parents sat on our front porch at night during the summer. I hated to be sent inside to take a bath when everyone else was outside. I whistled the whole time because I liked to think they would come see what had happened to me if a monster got me and the whistling stopped. lol

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love midnight walks! My biggest fear has always been death by suffication - don't think I'll get over that one :P

Thanks for the encouragement you left on my jewelry blog - that helps a lot!

~Ruthie~

Lover of Life said...

Wow! Wonderful picture to go with your blog! I think you have nothing to fear from your writing.

Hmmmm my biggest fear - probably being home alone in the middle of the night. Still kinda creeps me out sometimes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Marbella Designs said...

Me too, I sometimes feel afraid of being alone in the middle of the night.

High Desert Diva said...

Fab choice for an image for this post!

sassyglassdesigns said...

The photo is perfect for your post. I live in a very rural area and I dont't want to be out alone at night because of the animals that may be out there.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Dreamy photo...

I suppose my biggest fear is public speaking, which is funny because I used to star in musicals as a kid. I turned 12 and developed that adolescent self-consciousness, and never could shake the fear of speaking in front of a group - even if it was just standing up in front of 20 co-workers that I'd known for years!