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Prompt 49 Frightened Exhilaration

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Gennady Privedentsev

Today’s prompt is frightened exhilaration. I don’t know about you but I automatically think of heights. I am terrified of heights but sometimes I push past that fear in order to partake in an activity. When I lived in the mountains Sam and I frequently went hiking. Most of the time it was just mindless wondering through wooded trails. There was no real destination, no epic view, and with the trees obfuscating the abysmal plunge off the side of the mountain it wasn’t easy to gauge how many feet away I was from sanity.

One day we decided to hike expressively for the view. As the trail narrowed and the trees thinned I had to stare at my feet. I couldn’t look around it was just the ground and my shoes. When we reached the summit I was determined to reap my reward. Several feet from the cliff I looked up and out over the vista. I sat down immediately, had I been able to dig through rock I might have buried myself right there. The view was breath-taking I felt an intense rush but my fear was just as strong as my sense of awe. I sat there shaking, eyes bugging out, laughing and crying simultaneously. I don’t think I really understood the severity of my fear until that moment. What about you ever done something both amazing and terrifying at the same time?

Write a story,  poem or blog post sharing your experience (if you prefer you can write about a fictional experience)

You can also share photographs or drawings of the event

Or if you like you can share abstract photographs or drawings depicting the emotion

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

26 comments on “Prompt 49 Frightened Exhilaration

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  2. Bastet
    March 30, 2014

    Agree about heights 100% they scare and stimulate me at the same time! Will try to get something wrtten for this great prompt tomorrow!

  3. Leovi
    March 30, 2014

    Beautiful your new site, today I very confused!

    • mindlovemisery
      March 31, 2014

      I am sorry it confused Leovi. I host 3 challenges the one on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and you can always post photos in my challenges =)

  4. It's a lonely place
    March 30, 2014

    I hate heights too very odd though I dream of flying x

  5. Tracesofthesoul
    March 30, 2014

    Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    Let the mind explore…Prompt 49 Frightened Exhilaration…story, poem, real or not…this should be interesting.

  6. Tracesofthesoul
    March 30, 2014

    Ah heights! When I purchased my condo in Toronto, I fell in love with the sunset BUT leaning on the railing of the balcony on the 20th floor made me feel quite whoozy.

    • mindlovemisery
      March 31, 2014

      Woozy I think I would have been crying while looking out lol

      • Tracesofthesoul
        March 31, 2014

        Nah, I got used to it. The first thing my 20 yr old son did was spit and see how it landed in the parking lot! 😀

      • mindlovemisery
        March 31, 2014

        That is exactly what any 20 year old guy would do I suspect lol

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  8. eclecticoddsnsods
    March 31, 2014

    love the pic by the way

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  10. Tracesofthesoul
    April 3, 2014

    Oooops, I posted it twice on Mr. Linky by mistake…sorry I was so late…(sigh) work got in the way.

    • mindlovemisery
      April 3, 2014

      I am just glad to have you =) Even if you were late I would still read and comment on your entry

      • Tracesofthesoul
        April 3, 2014

        Ah, thank you. Catamaran and riding on a motorcycle are probably the same thrill I have felt…Well, there are thrills of performance but I’ll save that for my other blog. Thanks for reading, Yves.

      • mindlovemisery
        April 3, 2014

        As a kid I used to love riding ATVs

      • Tracesofthesoul
        April 3, 2014

        And now?

      • mindlovemisery
        April 3, 2014

        I haven’t been on one since I was a kid I am sure I’d like it still and I am sure Sam would haha

      • Tracesofthesoul
        April 3, 2014

        I dated a guy 15 yrs ago for a month for his motorcycle…haha (it was one thing I had to cross off my bucket list)

      • mindlovemisery
        April 3, 2014

        lol

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