Some of you may not be aware of this but in the wild, Daddy long leg spiders gather in groups on trees imitating the look of a bump on the tree for predator evasion. When I was younger, On a field trip with my girl scout troop, Not knowing this ;I backed up into it, instantly becoming engulfed in spiders. I will never forget the feeling of the tiny legs running over my face as I was to scared to move, the girls in my troop had to help me.
(side note I also sat on a baby cactus on the same trip resulting in three of my troop scouts peers plucking out little stickers out of my bum while all the other laughed and stared……I quit scouts after this trip……..)
That used to be my reference of real fear. The only time I had ever felt the fear in my core. My boyfriend Keith took me to Oklahoma’s great theme park Frontier city. I had never ridden a roller coaster and he was determined to get me on all of them. The feeling of walking up the first coaster The Diamond Back I’m asking myself …why am I doing this? I am scared of heights and I am not a fan of the feeling of falling. The coaster rolls in to a stop and two girls get out of the ride and tell me “Don’t get in the front it sucks!!” Which was fortunate for me because that is exactly where he wanted to set. Despite my hesitation we sat in the front and when the safety bar came down my heart started beating faster than I knew at that time it could….and we were off…..and …..I WAS GOING TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry readers I hate it. The feeling of just thinking about it while I type this has my heart racing. I gave it a good go. And rode all the rides that they had to offer except for a couple that were shut down and two that I had to pass because once I rode the ship one that looks like a harmless swing…..(featured in the hit movie Zombie land) and was really the only ride I was looking forward to was by far the worst fear I have ever felt……ever. And I could not summon the guts to get on another one .That ride owned me. I’m happy to know this about myself; however, disappointed that I don’t love it. I would have liked to be that girlfriend for him that would ride the rides with him hunting the adrenalin high…. Unfortunately, I’m not. I did however have a great time with him and would not trade the experience for anything.
Why tell you this you ask? Creating art from feeling is something that everyone should do because it is therapeutic. So be ready for motion motivated art.
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