We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
(Plato 428-c 347 BC)
Timon and Pumbaa taught me something about myself. A few years back I was watching one of the extra features on a Lion King DVD and was shocked to hear Pumbaa describe what I’ve experienced all of my life without explanation. Though I don’t remember exactly what he called it, he was referring to Photic Sneeze Reflex.
Basically, I sneeze at the sun. It mostly happens when I go outdoors on a sunny day after having been inside for a bit. It’s only when I first get outside. I could sneeze up to seven times. My kids – who have the same affliction, just not as severe – will say, “God bless you,” several times in a row between my first…
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