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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

I am... at least sometimes.  Mostly its in the basement.  I don't have a scary basement, but there's just something about it that really makes my skin crawl and my heart pump.  I turn the lights off, and as soon as I turn my back and face the stairs I get this uncontrollable urge to run up the steps.  I've tried different techniques... forcing myself to crawl, walking backwards (not recommended) and just saying out loud, "walk. walk. walk."  Nothing works!  No matter what I always end up running up the steps.  I know its a completely irrational urge, but it still occurs.  Sometimes, after I turn on the lights, I jump into bed, making sure not to get to close to the edges.  What the heck is wrong with me?

Anyone else have this particular problem?  What are some other irrational fears that you have that you should have gotten over when you were 5 years old?

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