Mumbles … derail

Everyone has fears.  Having anxiety issues, I have more than my share of fears.  One is a fear of driving under a train.  I know it sounds pretty lame.  When I was in my teens there was a train that derailed on a bridge and a person on a motorcycle just barely missed getting struck by one of the train cars.  Ever since then I cringe when I go under a train on a bridge.  It even spilled over to wintertime driving and me fearing a semi or even a car, will lose control and crash over the edge of the bridge landing on my car.  I know it is irrational.  I know the odds are in my favor, not the train’s.  I just can’t seem to shake it.  I often literally shiver when I go under the occupied bridge.  I have in the past been known to increase my speed to get past that point quickly.  I have survived 100% of the time.  I have only heard of that one train derail in town.  I still can’t shake the fear.  Do you have any fears, rational or not?

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – derail

8 thoughts on “Mumbles … derail”

  1. We all have our fears. And we may not think they are rational (that may be a sign we are being too hard on ourselves).
    But here is a reason for our fears. They may be hidden in our past, but there is a rational explanation for them.
    Be well. Happy Monday.

  2. I once dreamed that I was driving on a bridge and it turned into a snake. Ever since then, I’ve always felt nervous when driving over a bridge that has a steep incline to get to the top and then a steep decline to get to the other side.

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