Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear of the Dark

November 2, 2014 5:35 PM

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Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear of the Dark

I'm afraid of the dark. Not the dark in my house, and not of anything lurking under my bed. Those fears dissipated a long time ago. No, I'm afraid of being outside in the dark.

I wasn't always. In high school, I often walked home after late practices or school events through a big horse pasture at the top of a long ridge. (I grew up in the country.) These nights were pitch black. No streetlights, no television glow, no cars with their high beams on. Just open pasture, the ...

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