hiking has been on my mind lately. there is a healthy, inherent fear i hold while hiking. one misstep and i'm pinballing amongst trees and crags and snakes! but there is also a healthy, inherent confidence necessary for enjoying a good hike. knowing that each step made will be the right one; that thousands of sure feet have safely passed the path mine find.
i can recall being afraid of escalators as a kid. i was afraid of a lot of weird stuff then. i envisioned the escalator steps eating me. it's something about the grooves and how perfectly the steps fit together and flatten out and grow and move and then flatten out again. i feel a tinge of this fear whenever i climb a broken escalator. i try to keep my cool, but inside i'm reaching for mom's hand.
technology is scary sometimes.