Melanie describes being frightened by the sight of Ivy's eyes in this issue, because something about them reminds her that the baby represents scary unknowns. But she didn't used to be afraid of meeting her eyes at all. Can you think of anything that didn't used to scare you that scares you now? If so, do you know what experience led you to seeing that thing as frightening?
Post by blondiviolette on Mar 12, 2011 22:54:25 GMT -5
This is gonna sound stupid but it's the only thing i can think of right now: In primary school, younger years, I was not scared of cockroaches. Had one of those fake jelly cockroaches for pranks and would pretend it was real to those who were afraid and thought their reactions were funny. Even scooped one up, a real-life big fat cockroach in one of those bug catcher bowls to keep for a pet. It was killed and thrown away and was very upset by that. In highschool years and ever since I have been scared of cockroaches, scream/shudder/run away when seeing one and would never go near one unless to kill it, because of realising just how disease-filled and disgusting they are and how awful they look; wouldn't even have a jelly one. Someone once painted a portrait of a cockroach on a wall like it was a piece of art, i don't understand why they thought anyone would want to see a big looming cockroach on a wall, but maybe they were just in the space i was back then and liked them or something, but ICK!
Sorry for the stomach-churning example obviously if a better example came to mind then that would have been better but ya know...