Immortality for one day. That would be one hell of a day. I would use my temporary ability to not die to conquer all my fears. I mean, how great would it be to no longer fear snakes, airplanes, or underwater caves? My fear with many things is that I have a chance to die. I have almost died a few times and you would think that would help me, but as I get older and have more children, the fear multiplies.
When I was 19, my ex-father-in-law took his entire law firm and their spouses to Puerto Vallarta. It was an amazing trip and I have many memories of the crazy nights and delicious food. However, what I remember the most is the flight back...and how thankful I am that it landed. Another flight leaving the same airport did not. That was supposed to be our flight but we changed the flight to avoid a layover.
Hence, my fear of airplanes started.
I refuse to set foot on one. The idea of flying makes my palm sweat and neck break out in small hives. Thinking about my mother holding my 18-month old daughter and watching news coverage of what she thought was my flight causes my heart to drop into my stomach.
No airplanes. No thanks. I will drive with three fighting children across county. I don't mind.
Never mind that the likely hood of my plane crashing is FAR less than my car crashing...
So if I had an entire day to avoid dying. I would get on a plane. I would allow myself to have anxiety and panic attacks. I would peer out the window and force myself to see how high in the air I am. What's the harm? If the plane goes down, I won't die. I might have a lot of explaining to do, but I won't leave my children motherless.
What would YOU do if you were immortal for one day?