Thursday, April 26, 2012

What Lies Beneath

For the A-Z Blog challenge, I will be addressing some of life's big questions. Perhaps together we can find the answers to many heretofore unsolvable mysteries.




is for Water


It's taken me a long time to admit this, but I'm scared of the water.


We have a few lakes that we visit regularly--and have visited since I was a child, Hebgen Lake in Montana and Lake Tahoe. They both freak me out, even after all these years.

I know it's all in my head, but seriously. What is it about water that is so frightening?




Here's what is really there:






Here's what I imagine:






Why is the water so scary? 



Tomorrow's Question:
What generation are you?



37 comments:

  1. I think it's because we can't see everything - underwater is mysterious and hidden - all kinds of things could be lurking there. Lakes creep me out more than the ocean/Gulf. Not sure why but they do. :)

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    1. Perhaps because they are closed space and what get in cannot get out?

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    2. I think you're right, it's because I can't see what's down there.

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  2. Lakes make me nervous too. I'm always afraid something is going to grab my leg!

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    1. You seem to do OK at Hebgen. At least for Hebgen Ball!

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  3. I think water is beautiful, but I really don't like being underneath it.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. It is beautiful, and it's life. But it's also such a foreign environment.

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  4. Not to mention Heppie (sp??) the Loch Ness monster of Hebgen!

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  5. Because all that stuff really is down there! ;)

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  6. It's the dark and mysterious unknown. That's why :)

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    1. Very dark. I have a hard time with dark too.

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  7. Ah, yes, totally different take on water than mine today :) (Thanks for visiting my blog, btw). This made me laugh out loud! I, too, am afraid of the water and all the imagined or real creepy things that crawl, swim or slighter beneath the surface! Great post! New follower here!!

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    1. It's scary when you don't know what's down there. We're so helpless and slow in the water it makes me feel trapped.

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  8. I like water as long as I am not in the deep stuff. I can't swim. Ever since the red cross volunteer pushed me in the pool at swimming lessons and I refused to go back, I have not liked deep water.

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    1. I can't believe a Red Cross volunteer pushed you into the swimming pool! i hope they got fired--from their volunteer position.

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  9. I'm with ya! I can't bring myself to swim in the ocean, but for some reason I don't mind lakes...especially if they are in Montana (my home state!)

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    1. Hey! I love Montana. It's my home away from home. We have a cabin just outside of West Yellowstone.

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  10. I'm not afraid of water, but I have to admit, if I had the opportunity to dea sea dive, I would skip it....

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    1. One time I went snorkeling. For about 3 minutes. Then I was done. My husband wants to get scuba certified. I told him to go have fun with that.

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  11. I'm from Hawaii, and I'm not afraid of the ocean, but lakes freak me out. The color is off, there's this weird stillness to it, and if you touch the ground it's not sand but weird dirt/greenery/rocks at your feet. Freaky.

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    1. I think if I didn't spend most of my life in an inland state I might feel differently. But it's that dark and unknown area of nothing that creeps me out.

      Hawaii sounds wonderful. The closest I've been is Hawaii Five-O! I've been to New Zealand.

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  12. Ha, ha, I don't know but I'm deep in prom week preparations and the theme is Under the Deep - we've been making sea creatures with glitter all day long. So this was a perfect post for my day.

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    1. Quite a coincidence! I hope prom turns out wonderful. And that you can get the glitter out of your hair.

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  13. Thanks, I've always had a bit of a problem with water for just the things you reminded me of. I also love the water. But I guess it's more from this side and looking at it from shore. Ok. I have to go look at some pretty pictures of waves and bunny rabbits and cookies or something now.

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    1. Now, this is odd. I just took the Jane Austen character quiz...I came up Elinor Dashwood, also.

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    2. We must be kindred spirits! Either that or we're both good at putting on a show of strength while we're secretly dying inside. :)

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  14. I love the ocean and water, but at the same time I'm terrified of it too. I'm not a strong swimmer, so that might have a lot to do with it. That and my freakish imagination.

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    1. Yes. The imagination thing can be a real problem. Maybe I should stop watching Supernatural.

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  15. Hello, Julie! I'm not afraid of the water, but I'm terrified of sharks. I used to be the kid who was always getting in trouble because I went out too far in the ocean. Then I saw the movie Jaws. And that was the end of my ocean adventures, haha! I still love swimming in the ocean, but I don't go out as far anymore and I don't stay in as long as I used to. I always make sure to go in when lots of other people are in the ocean so there's a better chance I won't be eaten by Jaws first, LoL!!

    My best friend is terrified of dark water. She won't go anywhere near water at night!

    Have a lovely week and happy A to Z!!

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    1. For some reason, sharks don't scare me. My fear is totally based on things that probably don't even exist. And lion fish. And slimy seaweed. And jellyfish. And nibbling trout. And piranhas. And...

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  16. Hi there, Well what lies beneath the water's surface is really unknown, until you actually get down under there. I think it is perfectly normal to be scared of the unkown. You have such a vivid imagination of what you picture as being under there. Regarding the movie Jaws, I actually found the Movie Piranah to be much more scary, especially the surprise ending. ;)
    -Debbie

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    1. I agree with you on the movies. Piranha was way scarier.

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  17. The scariest thing about water is it's scarcity. In the future, major wars will be fought over the control of (meaning access to) water.

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    1. Very true. Let's just hope they get everything evil filtered out before we have to drink it!

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  18. Oh dear, I think I have a new fear! Great pictures, and great post :)

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