What’s taller than the Statue of Liberty? But shorter than the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument? It's shaped like the Washington Monument. It’s the tallest in the world at 42 stories. That’s not much to go on. There are only 4 in the world. And this one is in the United States. But … Continue reading What Is This?
Last week I wrote that maybe I’d become desensitized to crossing bridges because I wasn’t feeling the nervousness I normally had when driving over long, high bridges like the Whitestone and the Throgs Neck. Of course, being a passenger is different and currently I don’t have the wherewithal to attempt the driving. I don’t know … Continue reading No Control
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?
Sunset wasn’t for another couple of hours and it was early spring and the air was clear and the upstairs outdoor bar was packed with college kids, locals and out-of-towners relaxing on a Friday night. It was perfection, bar food and trendy, local hard cider and laughter and the sun on our faces. Our crew … Continue reading Is Mind Over Matter the Cure for a Phobia?
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