Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Sunday Five - Scary Places Facing our Fears


This is the opening of a pedestrian tunnel, not far from where I live.  Would you go down those stairs and walk into the yellow light?  Kind of looks like a place monsters lurk.*  

So this week's Sunday five, facing our fears 

1: What is the greatest threat to your safety? 

2: Do you fear the dark? 

3: What is the greatest threat to your health?

4: Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? 

5: When you were a child, where did the monsters lurk? 


My answers: 

1: What is the greatest threat to your safety? Republican nut cases. 

2: Do you fear the dark? No, maybe it should fear me. 

3: What is the greatest threat to your health? Old age - it kills more people than anything else. 

4: Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? Yes, I have a couple of times and I would again. 

5: When you were a child, where did the monsters lurk? In basement of the barn.  

Please share your answers in the comments, feel free to be silly or frivolously.  We need more silly in our lives. 

* This is a redo of a post that was so negative that I didn't publish it, left it in draft for several weeks.  The photo, and the first paragraph are all that remain from the depressing dirge.     

 


21 comments:

  1. What is the greatest threat to your safety? The Dump..becoming president!!! Might I bite my tongue.

    Do you fear the dark? No. I prefer dark. When I sleep, I like a pitch black room. I've been told I'm like a cat in the dark.

    What is the greatest threat to your health? I would say gin...but many in the family who drank it lived to be late 90s and two at 100 and 101 respectfully.

    Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? Yes...and have many times.

    When you were a child where did the monsters lurk? Wait...you mean there isnt monsters? Actually in the garden shed.

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    1. The dark should watch out for you.

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  2. First, the photo looks to me like where MUGGERS lurk.

    1: What is the greatest threat to your safety? Republican nutcases, fundamentalists, and extremists all over the world.

    2: Do you fear the dark? No.

    3: What is the greatest threat to your health? No clue. Probably not what I think.

    4: Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? No. Only because I would do a crash course before going, which is what I’ve always done.

    5: When you were a child, where did the monsters lurk? In plain sight.

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    1. Always be prepared.

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    2. "Plain sight"... so brilliant and so true.

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  3. 1. Picking up some rough street trade and it going terribly wrong.

    2. I don't fear the dark but my bedroom blinds are mostly raised, day and night.

    3. See question 1.

    4. Hungary is a wonderful place to visit and I did not even know how to say thank you in Hungarian.

    5. The unicorn in my dreams lived in the fernery attached to the house. It would attack me with with its sole long horn. Make of that what you will.

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    1. 1, 3 and 5 might have a common thread

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  4. 1. Being alone anywhere.

    2. Yes. I like to see who is around me.

    3. Obesity. It comes with a lot of other baggage and at best it affects how much we enjoy life, at worst it results in early death.

    4. Never. I would learn a few basics before going, it's only polite.

    5. On the landing outside my bedroom. As it turns out, most of the crashing and banging is usually the cat chasing a mouse she has brought in to show us how clever she is.

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    1. Cats try to hard to be a good provider

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  5. 1: What is the greatest threat to your safety? Anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, GQP traitorous loons.

    2: Do you fear the dark? I do not.

    3: What is the greatest threat to your health? Aging, I guess. You need to be more diligent as the years add up.

    4: Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? Of course. But I'd try very hard to learn it while I was there.

    5: When you were a child, where did the monsters lurk? Under the bed. Don't they all live under the bed?

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    1. monsters also lurk in basements, attics, deep closets,

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  7. 1: Other people. As Sartre wrote, "L'enfer, c'est les autres."
    2: I love the dark!
    3: see #1 above
    4: Would and have
    5: Just out of sight, usually behind my back.

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  8. 1: What is the greatest threat to your safety? I think your answer sums it up nicely.

    2: Do you fear the dark? No, not usually.

    3: What is the greatest threat to your health? Probably age.

    4: Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? Yes

    5: When you were a child, where did the monsters lurk? In the basement of our house.

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  9. 1. Currently - society in general and their blatant disregard for others. There is no reasoning or rationale - and they're scary as fuck.

    2. Sometimes. Usually no. There have been instances out alone, on a beach, no lights. no moon. and it freaks me out a bit. I can't say why.

    3. I've beat getting hit by a car, a ruptured appendix and cancer. At this point it is age or Covid. Or by a shiv in the back. Enemies, dontcha know.

    4. No. I don't see myself going to Alabama. But other places sure.

    5. I was never the kid who had a monster anywhere. If anything, they were the old man predators in the metroparks.

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    1. I can't think if a reason to return to Alabama, other than to pass through quickly.

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  10. 1: What is the greatest threat to your safety? Covid19 types
    2: Do you fear the dark? no more.
    3: What is the greatest threat to your health? Apparently my kidney functions.
    4: Would you visit a place where you didn't speak a word of the native language? no
    5: When you were a child, where did the monsters lurk? in the dark hallway outside my bedroom.

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    1. Now the dark hallways sometime have Heinrich,

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