For this years A-Z challenge I have chosen to explore obscure fears from A-Z. All of the fears I have chosen to discuss were the ones for each letter that I found the most fascinating, or interesting that would be fun to mess around with Laughing at Life 2 style
Today's fear is Barophobia, which is the fear of gravity. If you suffer from barophobia, and don't live in outer space, every day must be a total living hell because Earth is just lousy with gravity. There isn't any way that I can think of to get away from gravity so I cannot even imagine how people suffering from barophobia function at all. I imagine that every waking moment for a baraphobe on planet Earth is just filled with terror and screams.
I for one have always found gravity to be very comforting. I like the idea of staying securely on the ground instead of just floating away into space far away from my television and oxygen. I like being able to set my glass on the table and know that it will stay there and wait for me to drink it instead of floating away like a 5 year old child's overpriced helium zoo balloon. Gravity is great as far as I'm concerned. I am personally a big gravity fan. But I do not suffer from barophobia. If I did I suppose that crying child's Mylar balloon floating away in the sky would be a comforting sight in a terrifying world where everything is pulled down to Earth by a force I could never escape.