He's only here to protect, really. But sometimes Fear's quite the drama queen and mixes up real dangers (earthquakes) with somewhat silly things (being called on by the teacher). His terror can be catchy, and can disrupt and distract the other emotions. When he's on track though, he's an important player in our survival and happiness.
Leaping through the jaws of danger - I Am One Who knows what danger lurks in oh so many situations. Visible or shadowed, it's there, ready to snap and injure me. I leap like a dolphin among orcas, counting on some skilled maneuvers and plain good luck. Fears to the winds, I will keep moving (or retreat selectively) and safety will greet me.
Reflections on this process:
Interesting that I found no fearful "adult" cards in my deck. The closest thing was Leaping, and it felt right to include it here. I have been called "fearless" many times. Is that a bad thing? Should I have a fear card in addition to the Frightened Child here? For now, I think not, as I love that card and feel she holds all the power and importance that needed from requisite "Fear." I"ll see how she works with the other emotions on my Inside Out team. This is quite a revealing process so far.