Whilst reading Emma Tripplet’s new book stepping out of the clouds I was put in mind of one of my first dates with my ex.
We went to a late night screening of the Exorcist supposedly the most horrific horror film ever made.
I went in, having never really seen a horror movie, thinking to myself it’s a film it’s not real. well looking back I think this ruined the film for me, by the end I had my exes fingernails clearly dug into my hand where the film had scared her.
I was quite calm and thinking well that was good but not scary.
But looking back I think unknowingly I had prepared my emotional self, to stay calm as it was only a film.
So even then I was unknowingly preparing my emotional self for death was to come.