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Sun on the Street: Your scariest thing ever

Posted on February 3, 2024 by Sonoma Valley Sun

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?


Karin, Sonoma

Probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done was have children. Raising them in a world where you want them to be socially conscious and contribute to the community is a big responsibility. I have a 21-year-old daughter and 20-year-old twins. I am very proud of them.

Alan Hughes, Sonoma

I grew up in Wales. I used to climb the castle walls when I was a child. The ledges were dilapidated so I climbed them without thinking about how to get back down. I also used to love to climb trees when I was younger. I climbed to the top of every tree that I could find. Once the branches were breaking as I was going up but I kept going. I just did it. It’s like a metaphor in life. You just keep going.

Ed Clay, Sonoma

I climbed Mt. Shasta, twenty years ago, or less. Standing at the summit at 7:30am, it was great. Gorgeous, beautiful sunny morning. You could see for miles. I was doing something unfamiliar; scary. I was proud of myself.

Brian, San Francisco

One of the scariest things I have ever done was go up a gondola in Hong Kong. Up to the Peak. Real steep. I didn’t look the whole way down. But I did it!

Carol Anderson, Sonoma

Quite a few years ago, I went parasailing in Mexico. I don’t like heights and I was afraid. I had reason to be afraid because I ended up scraping my legs against the tops of the trees because they did not pull me up high enough. I will never do it again. It was beautiful but I was too scared to think about it.


Interviews and photos by Denise Webster

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