Thursday 28 July 2011: Arachnophobia.......
Mark Twain said that courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it.
If that be the case then today I was courageous.
For as long as I can remember I've loathed spiders. In more recent years as a home owner and gardener I've learned to accept their presence but I still can't bring myself to touch one. Actually, that's not quite accurate - the tiny wee ones are ok and I've even been know to play the money spider spin-it-round-your-head-three-times-whilst-making-a-wish game.
Then there's the slightly larger jumping spiders which I think are actually quite cute to watch leaping around all over the spot, although I don't let them jump on me!
But there's a size cut-off for my tolerance and my fear trigger is somewhere larger than a jumping spider. This one certainly triggered the adrenalin even though it was pretty lifeless.
So, if you're fearful of spiders you probably won't check this one out large
- but if you're courageous you'll check it out despite the racing heart, sweaty palms and deep breathing!
PS back-blipped last 2 days too if you're interested.
Wednesday - Behind closed doors
Tuesday - Cat tat