For A Drink I Can Conquer The World

I tremble when looking at this picture. It's a conspiracy, they are designed to either keep me out of the city or just the frighten me.
I tremble when looking at this picture. It’s a conspiracy, they are designed to either keep me out of the city or just to frighten me.

Daily Prompt: Fright Night

What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?

I’m afraid of heights, always have been. The older the worser ( I like giving my spell-check something to do, justifies its existence). Flying does not bother me. I’ve been in large planes and flown small ones, that doesn’t bother me one bit.

I don’t like to be next to large buildings or cliffs, neither the ledge or the base and everything in-between.

Seeing a scene of large buildings from the ledge or the base on TV will send me out of the room. I immediately project myself into the scene.

I have friends who have no fear of height. I’ve considered dropping them as friends. My logic tells me there is something wrong with them and eventually they will try to seduce me into something that requires standing on a ledge.

If I go to a sporting event and sit in the upper deck the minute my attention leaves the game I become dizzy and fearful.

A few year ago I put a new roof on our two-story home. Every night until the project was complete I had dreams and night frights of falling from the roof.

A few years ago my wife and I attended a wedding reception held on the 50th floor of a building in New York City. The building had a balcony on all sides. After a couple of drinks I went to the ledge and gazed at the other buildings, the streets, people, and cars below and even leaned against the railing with no fear whatsoever.

Six months later we went back to the same location to have another glorious view of the city from the fifty story perch. Without the aid of alcohol I couldn’t get within six feet of the ledge.

Give me a drink and I can conquer anything.

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