I have been examining fear… my fear.
It is interesting –
We fear when we do not understand.
Now that I know more, I have less fear of snakes.
I understand that they do not go out of their way to attack.
I understand now that they only attack when they are in the ‘strike’ position, i.e., curled up in wait for their prey to pass by.
They are of little danger when they are on the move.
I understand now that they hunt at night,
so as long as you are not walking out in the woods (or the corn fields, or such) at night (or early day), the likelihood of gettting struck by a snake is small.
I have examined my fear,
and wonder if it doesn’t come from that story we are told as children,
about the snake in the garden,
that evil snake.