Are you afraid of the dark?
Disclaimer : What follows might be a boring story. The blog post remained in my draft section for at least 2 months. Time to either delete it or publish it. So, I decided to go with the second option.
Some weeks back, I found myself in a pretty unusual situation when I once left home for a small evening jogging trip. It was already 630pm when I noticed that it was time to run back home through the sugar cane fields from the beach of Pointe aux Piments to Triolet. In fact, I was a bit careless since I left home quite late on that day, not taking into consideration that the sun went down much earlier than usual.
When I reached the sugarcane fields, it was nearly pitch-dark. No moon light, rocky roads, tall sugar cane plants nearly reaching harvest time, no street lightings (of course, since I was right into the fields).
I took out my mobile to switch on the camera’s flash and guess what? “BATTERY LOW!” Damn!
I had 2 options :
- Return back to the main road and walk back home (Several kms, most probably some 45mins walk)
- Continue through the sugar cane fields (nearly a straight line) and get home in about 10-15mins.
Fortunately, I knew the path by heart and I could find my way back, even in the dark. I was so relieved when I gradually saw small lights at the other end. And then, I could hear dogs barking and a few minutes later, they were barking at me. I was so happy to be (nearly) back home.
No, I do not suffer from nyctophobia but I can tell you, that was one of my most freaking experiences ever!
What about you? Are you afraid of the dark, or any other phobias?
btw, if you need a list of different phobias, have a look here on wikipedia.