Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Irrationally Afraid of Portland, Part Two

I've always been kinda of afraid of heights and bridges, though I try to work on it by doing things like climbing to the tops of large cathedrals in Europe, driving over the Mackinaw Bridge, and driving daily over the Willamette River (though, since that's the way to work, I guess I have no choice.) Field work frequently takes me cliff-y parts of Mount Hood National Forest.
Which raises a question. Why can I crouch around looking at plants (and flinging stinging ants off myself) or taking photos on a cliff, and that's not scary, but the pedestrian bridge over Division Street is scary?

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