“One need not be a chamber to be haunted.”
- Emily Dickinson
Why Are We Afraid of the Dark?
It is a terrible thing to be surrounded by darkness and have no light within strong enough to resist it.
Is there a collective unconscious as Jung postulated
that remembers a time when the dark masked predators waiting to pounce?
Or do we know that it is only the feeble blanket of light that keeps modern predators at bay?
On the streets of New Orleans after Katrina, I found out my mother was wrong --
there are monsters that hide in the shadows.
In the dark you are never alone --
at least that is what your fears tell you.
It is a fear that is instinctual and illusive, impossible to grasp and throttle.
Oddly enough, researchers have found that people were more scared
when subjected to frightening noises and images at night than in the day - even if the room was light.
It's thought our bodies switch over to a more vigilant mode at night, which makes us more jumpy.
Apparently, we are hard-wired to be afraid of the NIGHT
when our ancestors were in more danger than in the day when they could see danger approaching.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Why do you think many are afraid of the dark?
How Many Hoops Are Too Many?
How many of you stayed away from the A TO Z CHALLLENGE this year because of the extra Social Media demands?
How are those of you who are participating in it this year enjoying the extra hoops?
I am not much of a social media participator so the removal of the linky set-up is a bit of a bother.
Let me know, all right?