It’s Acrophobia

When I was young, adults told me that I shouldn’t tickle a baby’s feet, so to prevent the fear of crossing bridges when they grow up. Therefore, I didn’t dare to do that to my younger sisters when they were babies.

But sometimes I wondered if someone tickled my feet when I was a baby.

I have a vague memory about a ride on a Ferris wheel with my mum when I was really young. I cried all the way as the gondola slowly made its journey up, and only felt relief when the gondola returned towards the safety of the ground. Unfortunately the relief didn’t last when someone told me that was only half the ride. I was too young to remember what happened next…

Last month, my friends and I visited the Kew Botanic Gardens. Though I was afraid of heights I still wanted to walk on the treetop walkway. I started to panic when I reached the top, and there was no turning back. I held Alex’s arm tightly all the way and was really paranoid when he had to let go my hand to take photos. Even scarier, the walkway is made from perforated metal, and vibrated when walked upon. Up among the treetops the wind was strong and the bridge swayed constantly.

DSCF1448Treetop walkway, Kew Royal Botanic Garden
 DSCF1450It’s a plane!

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