Only a short post today, but it is one I have been wanting to talk about for a little while now, and actually links to a few posts that I want to write.
I don’t want to discuss what it is, not yet at least, but rather I want to ask, what scares you?
With this I don’t mean, spiders, or clowns, or in my own case… butterflies. These things creep us out, they are phobias and things we strongly dislike, but I mean fear in the sense of if you just think about it, you feel darkness invade your every pore and begin to strangle your soul.
True fear doesn’t hide behind a phobia, it doesn’t even necessarily lurk in the dark.
For me, the one thing that truly scares me, and I mean to the very core of my being, is loosing my mind; Alzheimer’s Disease.
The very knowledge that I may one day lose my mind in the very literal sense, plain out terrifies me beyond words. Not being able to recognize my wife and kids, dare I say one day grandkids etc, not knowing who I am, what is happening, but knowing that I should know it. I am creeped out just writing it.
On that note, I should say that a friend of mine, LM Stull is doing a sponsored event to raise money against this disease. Please visit her site and consider donating to this great cause.
So please, tell me, what is it that terrifies you?