Not Quite Conquered
I've been working on this post for most of the two week challenge. Like many others, I have a great fear of spiders. It is a long story that comes from living in a place infested with brown recluse spiders when I was a teenager. Seriously. It was an absolute nightmare! Until I had children, I couldn't even kill a spider. I really freaked out. My step-dad swore that I had a special "spider" scream. Yes, they are helpful, beneficial creatures, but they do not belong in my house.
We have a local pet store with a wonderful understanding owner. He offered to help me get over my fear with some large, hairy friends of his. It did not go well. Most of the shots were way out of focus. It also took several "shots" to make it through the editing.
Feel free to shudder and go on to the next post. My duty is done.
You may well be a master of disguises, but you are still who you are no matter what mask you may be wearing, I had to look you squarely in the face, to smell your essence, and to hear your siren voice calling to me. I had to reach out and touch you before I knew you for who you were. This time I discerned your true self before you got to me, and I had he strength to say, “No.”
I will let you be here – at an arm’s length for a while – only as long as I need to fully refresh my memory of how deceptive you are, so I may more readily recognize you when you next come for me.
You are the fruit of the Tree of Ignorance – your name is Fear
Fear and a little Hitchcock
Especially when I think about having to hold off on upgrading to a new DSLR camera.
Its been a nice fall week to enjoy the ducks playing around. Untill I notice there were more and more of them around each and I can't help but to think of "The Birds"! Based on the way the two in the middle were staring at me, I am afraid.
False Expectation Appearing Real (FEAR)
I also fear I will forget that God walks beside me.
I fear I will forget this
“… everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." – Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning
The Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach
Every morning I pray that I will not forget that there is nothing to fear.
Conquer Your Fears Challenge
I do, however, have a few very basic fears. Fear of fire fear offlyingand fear of spiders! These I just deal with, as everyone does. Though the flying one has to be tackled here really soon!
These shots have all been taken in the last two months. & were taken more for memories and fun than anything, tho comments & constructive criticism are always welcome.& the thumb is me fretting! =)
Hiding from you
Greenville SC after Dark
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