I couldn’t take a bath because of the whirlpool. It was vast and deep. My boats and rubber duck went down fast and didn’t resurface. I was scared to pull the plug. I closed the shower curtain and tried to forget about it.

Two weeks went by. It was hard to ignore the whirlpool because it made a loud slurping sound. I tried playing AC/DC loudly. But nothing drowns out angry water.

I decided to jump into the whirlpool. I’d been reading a book by Joel Timberton called, “Fear? Okay, Yeah Sure, But Still.” Timberton feels that fear is such a terrible feeling to live with, that it’s easier on us to stop avoiding what scares us and enter the fearful situation, and if it does happen to kill us, well, at least we are no longer feeling the fear.

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