Invisibilia: When Death Rocks Your World, Maybe You Jump Out Of A Plane

Sara Wong for NPR Welcome to Invisibilia Season ! The NPR and podcast explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior, and here at Shots are joining in to probe the often tenuous line between perception and reality. Here’s a personal essay by the host that expands on Episode 1. There are lots of times when moms ask us to do things don’t want to do. Move the car. Wipe down the table. Get a haircut. Call the great aunt on her birthday. Figure out my new phone making a weird buzzy sound and can’t I get into my Facebook account and, you get the picture. My mom? Last fall she asked me to jump out of an airplane. Now, I am generally not a person hindered by fear. As a child I was the one chosen by cousins to the monster the bed I could happily hide in the dark by myself for hours. But lately I have developed just one single deep, visceral, nausea-inducing fear. And just my luck, it’s a fear of heights. I noticed it one afternoon when I took my son and his friend to […]

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