Tuesday, 10 January 2017
#JusJoJan Day 10 - Danger
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The Just Jot It January 10th prompt, brought to you by Matthew over at MWLange is: “Danger.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Matthew’s website and say hello to him! https://singularfiction.wordpress.com/blog/
The prompt post is also being managed by Dan at No Facilities. Thanks Dan for holding the fort.
Well I tend to steer away from danger. I'm a bit of a wuss about most scary things. Although I am the spider catcher in our house so I'm not entirely useless. But new places, new people, amusement park rides in fact most things that require a leap of faith are hard for me.
Give me mental challenges any day over something physical. A good crossword, logic puzzle or even a writing challenge such as #JusJoJan and I'll be there. The danger there though is that I tend to take on too many of those sorts of challenge. I think this partly stems from trying to keep my brain active and challenged so that I can ward off the demons of dementia. Having had first hand experience of that (my Mum) it's something I fear.
Of course if we always thought about danger we wouldn't venture outside our front doors. There are so many risks around us everyday but I don't subscribe to curtailing my activities just because something might happen. Naturally I wouldn't travel to somewhere on the Foreign Office's danger list. Equally I wouldn't have visited Paris or Brussels or anywhere else where there had been a recent attack for a while. But I don't avoid travelling in London just because there could be a terrorist attack. That danger is with us all the time with the way of the world at the moment.
Fortunately most of us don't experience real danger very often and I'm thankful for that. (Unless the risk of falling asleep and thus falling off a chair when reading one of my blogs that descends into waffle, such as this one is in danger of doing, could be described as dangerous.)
You can be thankful too. I'm going to stop waffling now!