Zoe: Yeah! Haha! When I was little, I was so afraid of dying in my sleep I'd try and stay awake all night. Or sneak into Mum's bed. Did you ever have that fear? Emily: No, never! Zoe: Didn't think so. But you still don't WANT to die, right? Emily: No! Zoe: I think that attitude is pretty normal! Emily: Like spiders! Lots of people find them REALLY freaky, but people who don't still don't want to be bitten. Zoe: Yeah!! I actually really like spiders. Emily: Oh me too, they're great! Zoe, this is - You're amazing! Zoe: Haha! It's only a thought... Emily: But it makes so much sense! LATER
Emily: Dee! Zoe said the most amazing thing today! Dee: Oh! How is she? Emily: Yeah, good, it was good to catch up, but listen! I TOLD HIM
Dee: That's very strange! Wow! It's never occurred to me that fear of death may not always correlate with will to live!
--- Alt text: I love spiders but even so, the first time I picked one up with my bare hands I did a double take like 'hold on, since when was I okay with this!?'