Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I used to have nightmares like this

An unseen monster lurks in a pool in this ad by Lowe Pirella Fronzon for Arena Swimwear.

As a child, I regularly had nightmares about swimming in the pool and realizing sharks were inside, or falling into the tanks at Sea World. My father once convinced me to go snorkeling at the beach. I made it about 10 yards, got a piece of kelp wrapped around my mask, freaked out, and flew back onto the beach like a cartoon character.

And speaking of phobias, my youngest looked under the car and noticed water dripping. For some reason, he's quite concerned that the water will "get" him.

*Previously: Phobias illustrated by M. Mararian.

*Buy The Pop-Up Book of Phobias at Amazon.