Phobia ? Anyone?

Arachnophobia:

A long time ago, when I was still a young girl… maybe 7 or 8 years old, my family visited my grandparents home for Christmas. We’d stay for 3 or 4 days every year. That was our treat.

It was one early morning, I fetched a children’s book out of the shelf in our bedroom. Sat on the carpet in the middle of the room and turned the pages away. I can’t remember the book. Lots of beautiful drawings of animals. And there, in the middle of the bedroom, as my sister and cousins were still asleep, appeared, on a double page, a huge range of ferocious spiders. All hairier than the next one, all dark and scary, all huge and ugly…

I jumped back from the book, absolutely incapable of turning the pages. I just could not make myself touch the book to make the pictures disappear. I deserted the room and ran for the kitchen to have breakfast, hoping someone would pick the book and put it away forever.

Many years back, I find myself living in Australia. A hostile country where the creepy crawlies reign…  Quite hilarious really. Despite my arachnophobia, I still try to look at them, learn about them and am trying everyday to conquer my fear of spiders.

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  • Nicole Kidman is afraid of butterflies.
  • Anderson has eisoptrophobia, or a fear of mirrors.
  • Basinger has agoraphobia, which is the fear of open spaces.
  • Madonna suffers brontophobia, the fear of thunder.
  • Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Michael Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg are aviophobics  (fear of flying.)
  • Billy Bob Thornton is afraid of antique furniture.
  • Johnny Depp is frightened of clowns , he has coulrophobia.
  • Barbra Streisand is xenophobic – she is uncomfortable around strangers.
  • David Beckham claims to have Ataxophobia, a fear of disorder or untidiness.
  • Kelly Osbourne has Haphophobia which is the fear of being touched.
  • Michael Jackson was Mysophobia – a haunting fear of contamination, infections and related diseases.
  • Sheryl Crow is acrophobic – she is afraid of heights.
  • Uma Thurman is claustrophobic – can’t handle being in enclosed spaces.
Apparently one in five adults  is scared of more things now than as a child. Maybe they’ve forgotten all the monsters who used to live under their bed …

Where do all these fears come from?               How can we fight them?

How about you?             Any phobia?

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One Comment

  1. Posted 25 October 2012 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello Eda,
    you’re so quick! I just wrote that one!! lol
    You have a nice day hey…

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