Perspective Changes Everything

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I have an irrational fear of spiders. It started when I was very young and continues to this day. As a young girl, I remember my brother chasing me with a dead spider while I was yelling and crying. I knew it was dead but the thought of that thing coming close to my skin was too much to imagine.

Today I was floating in the pool and looked up just in time to see a spider climbing on my float. I screamed and carried on like I was being attacked until I made my way out of the pool and scooped it up into the net. 

I was just cozying up on my chair once again when out of the corner of my eye I saw it there, head bobbing above the water trying to get out. Only this time it wasn’t a spider. Nope, this time a snake! Absolute panic overtook me at that moment of terror as I once again worked me way out of the pool. Funny thing is, that spider doesn’t seem like such a big deal anymore but you can bet I won’t be going out there anytime soon.

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5 thoughts on “Perspective Changes Everything

  1. I’m an arachnophobe too, though not as bad as I was. Years ago I would know if there was one in the room even though I couldn’t see it……….. I could hear them. The really big ones make me feel quite ill. Snakes Ilm not too bothered about, having had my picture taken with a twenty foot python some thirty years ago.

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