What is your greatest fear?

forest reading:  kate endle

forest reading: kate endle

What is your greatest fear?

I have so many fears, where do I start? Fear of heights, of snakes, lizards and frogs. Fear of failure. Fear that I will be found out, fear that someone will realise I am just bluffing my way through life (Not a real goddess? Who knew!)

Fear that something will happen to those I love. Now a fear that my grand daughter won’t have the life we all wish for her.

Fear that Tony Abbott will almost certainly win the next election.

Fear that I will develop dementia like both my parents. Fear that I will be a burden to my children. Fear that I may go blind.

Fear that I may have to work until I drop by the side of the road.

Fear that we will never learn that conflict and war produces no winners. Fear that we will continue to abuse the planet we live on, and each other.

Fear that we really will have Charles as our King one day. All hail Queen Camilla!

Fear that there may be a blight on tea crops and my favourite beverage will become scarce instead of plentiful.

Fear that my stick will snap.

Fear that I may develop even more fears.

I could go on, but I fear I will drive you away… What is your greatest fear? Are you frightened that you might wear two different coloured shoes at the same time?


8 thoughts on “What is your greatest fear?

  1. I share your fear that something will happen to my loved ones, particularly my children. They’re still at the age where they enjoy taking risks, at least the younger ones. The older daughter, about to be a mother, is more cautious, but I worry now about the delivery and whether the baby will be healthy, no complications, no congenital problems.

    I also dread the thought of getting dementia. Watching my sophisticated, sly mother turn into a prattling child made me wonder if I should keep a Hemlock Society kit on hand, though with my luck I’ll probably forget where I put it. :p

    I have this fear that I’ll end up living under a bridge, blind and selling pencils out of a cup. My children get angry when I joke about this, but with the economy here still in tatters and so many people my age unemployed and having drained their savings, I don’t see us doing well 20 years from now.


  2. Don’t worry, FD. We all know that you’re a goddess. How else would you write so well? 😉

    My worst fear is losing Jobby (through death or otherwise). Second to that is fear of failure. And maybe a small fear of clowns. Yup.


  3. You are frightened of everything. You call it caution. You call it common sense. You call it practicality. You call it playing the odds, but that’s only because you’re afraid to call it by its real name, and its real name is fear.


  4. All of yours and a lot more too….
    There is a song by one of our poets that goes “Where the world is without fear, into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake”. That is my constant prayer….with country replaced by “ME”.


    • “where the mind is without fear..Into that heaven of freedom my father, let my country awake” – Rabindranath Tagore.


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