lioness at bellsouth.net
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:20:36 -0600
>There is one well known, rational and exceedingly appropriate reaction to
>emergency, which is to let all emotions shut down for the moment and just do
>exactly what needs to be done. You can be scared/upset/whatever LATER.
>Like when a friend's parachute failed to open on her first jump. She calmly
>released the backup chute, landed (a mite hard - her ankles needed medical
>attention), THEN got scared. Frankly I consider this the proper survival
>reaction, and hope not too many people have lost it over the millenia.
I'm the calmest, sanest person around in a crisis. 24 hours AFTER the
all-clear sounds I completely fall to pieces. Unfortunately it's an effect
that's been exaggerated by my Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Ekaterin's
reaction appears similar. I wonder what the treatment's like for PTSS on
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