posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 05:01 PM
I heard a sound that stopped me in my tracks today. Suddenly my entire body froze. It was down right cold outside, but my body became instantly
drenched in sweat. My eyes and ears without thought went into radar mode.
It was the blood-curdling scream of a child almost 3/4 of a mile away. Once I was sure that it was indeed a child, I took off in that direction. Again
without thought, working off sheer adrenaline.
Thank God, before I got half way to the child, I realized that it was not in danger. She had just had her first encounter with the neighbor's cow,
that had gotten loose again.
It was an experience fraught with a thousand emotions in a blink of an eye, but it left me with this question. Why do we scream?
I know the reason for the autonomic response, but it seems to be one of the primordial responses that has stuck around. It just puzzles me to why we
do this, why it is still useful, other than a way for kids to give old folks heart attacks.
edit on 15-3-2017 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: (no reason given)