Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Speaking of fear--Lenora Worth :)
Did someone mention fear? I don't like to fly but I've learned to get over my fears on that front. I don't like the dark. I have always had night lights in my house. That's because when I was little I lived in an old farmhouse and all sorts of creepy, crawly things used to find their way into that house, especially after dark.
Even now, I like to have a little moonlight glistening throughout the room when I wake up. Funny, though, about light. We have a small bathroom window that I can see through when I wake up at night (which I do quite frequently--always been a light sleeper.) We have wooden blinds on that window but I like to leave them slanted so the moonlight will filter in. Only now, in the woods behind our yard a company is building something big and mysterious. They've had this yellow security light installed and now when I wake up that yellow light coupled with the shadows of the leaves on our giant oaks trees does strange things to my sleep-fogged brain. I can imagine the shapes into faces, hands waving, anything that scares me. Once, I actually woke my husband up and had him shut the blinds because I was terrified to use the bathroom! It's silly but then I don't watch scary movies either. And yet, I have no qualms about going downstairs in the middle of the night in the dark to get a drink or take a pain pill! And we have big bay windows all over the bottom of the house. But my worst fear is that I'll sneak out to the mailbox in my ratty pajamas and someone will actually see me without any make-up on and run away screaming. That would be much scarier than those images in my window! Remind me to tell y'all in another post about the time I encountered an "intruder" in our townhouse when we lived in Atlanta.....