Friday, August 27, 2010

Are you afraid of the dark?

I am almost 30, almost a mom and I am scared of the dark. Not that I have to sleep with a nightlight, mainly because there is always some sort of glow from the windows, but I am scared to walk anywhere in the apartment in the dark.

I get out of bed and turn on the hall light to go to the bathroom. The Bathroom. This is where I am most scared in the dark. The mirror in the bathroom. That is the real problem. It freaks me out. A bathroom mirror in the dark is one of my only fears. Spiders? Nope. Snakes? Nope. Dying? Nope. Extreme adventures where you risk your life? Nope. Bathroom mirrors? yep.

I know where it comes from. It comes from Bloody Mary and Candy Man. I just never got over the slumber party / horror movie fear you are supposed to get rid of when you are say... 12? I'm 30. The idea of confronting my fear and standing in a dark bathroom while looking in the mirror and repeating Bloody Mary or Candy Man, scares the crap out of me. I mean what if something DID happen?? What if I saw something appear behind me? What if at that very same moment ANYTHING made a noise? I can't even imagine what I would do.

Sometimes when I get up in the night and go to the bathroom and just think the name Bloody Mary in my head i get scared and stop before I think it three times.

There you have it. My greatest fear in life is a bathroom mirror.

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