I had a nice two and a half hour-long chat with my friend Erin a few weeks back. Ever since then, part of our conversation just got stuck in my head and I had to share.
ERIN: So what’s you most irrational fear?
ME: Oh, wow. We’re getting pretty deep now, huh?
ERIN: Answer the question.
ME: OK, well, I’ve never really told anyone this before but, a few years ago, I wasn’t exactly in the greatest of places, y’know?
ME: Anyway, you know how, at night, when you’re sleeping and your heart rate slows down?
ME: Well, even though I knew that it wouldn’t, I was totally convinced that my heart rate was going to slow down to the point that it would just stop completely.
ERIN: Oh, wow.
ME: I would keep myself awake all night, scared that if I fell asleep I would die.
ME: I went weeks without sleeping more that an hour a night, if that.
ERIN: Holy shit. That’s…
ME: Totally irrational, I know.
ERIN: No. Wow. That’s so much more real that what I was going to say.
ME: Hahaha! Yeah? What’s yours?
ERIN: I was gonna say “ghosts.”
Ghosts are scary, too.