Keraunophobia or Ceraunophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
This if a fear I luckily Do Not have. I actually quite enjoy a good thunderstorm and lightning show. They are quite soothing for me.
But I do understand fears. I have a fear of Escalaphobia~ Escalators. I developed it after my car accident, and going down escalators I have to let at least 3 steps go by before feeling safe to get on them. My balance was so off kilter and I was fearful of falling and reinjuring my knees.
Odd maybe, but then again you can say a fear of thunder and lightning is weird too.
For me I remember as a kid, I was a little afraid of the lightning and thunder storms. But I remember clear as day my Mom & Nana telling me a story.
They said everytime I heard the lightning it was my Grandfather and God bowling. The lightning was the ball rolling down the lane and each time the thunder struck… They got a strike.
I was a kid, I never met my Grandfather, he sadly passed away many years before I was born, and well it was soothing to hear that they were playing a game together. So my fear of thunder and lightning became a bowling game up in the heavens that I kind of looked forward to.
It was as if, to me, they were bowling the best game they could…just so I could hear them.
To this day, I sometimes say to myself, there goes Grandpa getting a strike. 🙂
Today’s A to Z Challenge is brought to you by the letter K~ K for Keraunophobia~ Fear of Thunder and Lightning.