Thursday, December 24, 2009

A slip on the ice

As I was crossing an icy street yesterday, my feet slipped and I went down hard, flopping on my right side. After I got my wind back, I carefully regained my feet. There was no damage done, but I found myself in the grip of the following phobias:

Agyrophobia : Fear of crossing the street
Ambulophobia : Fear of walking
Barophobia : Fear of gravity
Basophobia : Fear of inability to stand
Chionophobia : Fear of snow
Pagophobia : Fear of ice or frost
Traumatophobia : Fear of injury

Perhaps I'll take ski poles with me on my next walk.