I went across the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges 4 times last month. As a passenger, of course. No jitters. No butterflies, moths or flutters in my chest. It was easy on my insides. It's always been a bit easier on me crossing from the Bronx into Long Island since I can’t see the … Continue reading Becoming Desensitized?
When I’m a passenger in a car going over a bridge, nothing can make me feel better about the experience except not having to drive over the bridge or just getting the ordeal over with. And to anyone who drives me over a bridge, I’m both thankful and sympathetic because you’re helpless to help me. … Continue reading How to Drive a Gephyrophobiac Over a Bridge
My brain must have been working overtime the other morning because I had a sudden meshing of two childhood events which may help resolve the mystery of where my fear of bridges may have begun germinating. The two events have nothing to do with bridges but they do have to do with water. I learned … Continue reading Jumping In
Recently a reader asked if I was afraid of heights. I’m not sure. Perhaps a little but I really believe my fear has to do with bridges more than heights. But read on and tell me what you think. A couple of summers ago I’d planned to visit a friend in Utah. Several weeks before … Continue reading Ziplining! Yes! Me!
I have a feeling more people than we think are afraid to cross bridges. When I tell people about my blog people usually have two reactions. They either can't relate at all or they or someone they know is afraid. Chances are someone driving on Budapest's Chain Bridge across the Danube below is. When I went across this … Continue reading Hey! We’re Not Alone
To see what this mind game is all about, click here to read Part 1 of this post. When deciding which bridge to cross, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Forest Suspension Bridge, the 5 things I considered in order that they occurred to me were: Bridge Length, View/Surroundings, Ability to Hold On, Activity on the Bridge, Movement. … Continue reading March’s Mind Game. Part 2