A to Z Challenge 2016 · comfort zone · fear · Uncategorized

U = underground…


Have you ever been U2016nderground?

I have.
But only in U2016nderground places where I could see aboveground.
I am okay in basements with windows but not cellars.
I can handle driving through a mountain tunnel but
I do worry about accidents and traffic tie-ups and avalanches.
I have been in a cave but went only as far as the natural light went,
when I could no longer see the cave opening I turned around.
I have never been in a subway and think it would take some very
convincing talk to get me into any U2016nderground traveling vehicle.

Other than the above-mentioned U2016nderground scenarios
being buried is not a concern of mine.
Oh, I know it will happen someday.


But when it comes time to bury me
I’ll already be gone from this worldly place
and living in a heavenly place.

That’s my post for the letter

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14 thoughts on “U = underground…

  1. If you do not like being in close type surroundings. I certainly hope you never have to have an MRI done on your body. They send you on a rail into a tight little tunnel and the machine does the MRI on whatever they want to look at. Not a comfortable place for anyone with claustrophobia.

  2. I’m not too keen on being in tight crowded places or underground. I rode the subway in Boston and in London. It’s an eerie feeling but I feel more panicky when I’m leaning back in a dental chair or even getting my hair done. It’s a feeling much like claustrophobia. As for being buried beneath the ground: the thought doesn’t bother me but I don’t like the idea of being in a crypt. For some reason, that thought makes me sweat, even though I know by the time they close that “drawer” I’ll be dancing on streets of gold. Very interesting post! 🙂

    1. I’m with you on the dentist chair thing. I have a wonderful dentist and I hope I die before he retires. I don’t think I have the energy to go through “training” a new dentist.

  3. I am extremely claustrophobic and can’t stand the thought of being closed in or anywhere that I can’t get out of.

    Regarding dying. I’m not afraid of dying and I know I’m going to Heaven and won’t really be aware of what is happening to my earthly body. But, still the thought of being in a coffin underground scares me. What if I’m in a coma and not really dead? That has happened to people before. That thought terrifies me.

    Have a blessed evening!

      1. That’s good. And to seal the deal, we’re going to get embalmed. If I’m not dead at the beginning, I will be by the end of that. No worries. 🙂

  4. Oh…yikes…I cannot do this kind of thing. I break into a sweat, just thinking about it. I have extreme claustrophobia. I cannot do crowded elevators. I have to be able to see and get to an exit…underground is not going to happen. I went in a cave many years ago, but had to back-track out of it, by myself. Scary post for the letter U…but well done!

    1. My worst claustrophobia is in the dentist’s chair. I have a great dentist who has helped me with this but if he retires before I die I will just let my teeth rot.

  5. I have been in two beautiful caves – at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, and at Ruby Falls in Tennessee. The first is better designed to accommodate more visitors with less crowding, the second is by far the more magnificent but at times we were squeezed pretty tightly with tourists both coming and going on the same narrow tunnel, and that was much too claustrophobic for me! Finally reaching Ruby Falls at the far end of the cavern is breath-taking sight, but I am quite sure you could not get me to take that tour again. Like you, I am much happier where I can see the light of day, even if in the distance!
    You are very right about our final remains, I liken it to butterflies freed from their cocoons at last!
    Josie Two Shoes
    from Josie’s Journal

  6. I have been in subways and some long tunnels in NYC. I get a little nervous as I don’t like to be closed in. Good post.

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