Got it. Okay. Number one. Getting clocked in the face.
Number two. Not being able to create anymore.
Number three. Losing the ability to play the piano.
Number four. Forgetting the words in the middle of singing a song to a really big crowd. You know, I've performed in front of a lot of different-sized crowds and rooms, and there've been a few times where I'm about to come to the end of the line, and I'm like, “Come on brain. Come on brain.” You know, as you’re singing along with something. “Come on brain. Come on. Oh, okay. There it is.” And I find it, but I just have this crazy fear of just stopping in the middle of a song and going, “Uh, uh…” And you could go, “Hey da-da-da-da…”
Number five. I am scared of any horror movie.
Number six. I'm scared -- terrified of not being able to defend somebody I love if they're in danger. One of the kids that I was raising, when she was five years old developed a brain tumor, and we brought her to America and basically adopted her. And she lived with us for the next two years, and I have never felt more of a failure or weaker than when she was in the hospital, or towards the end when she was dying at home and in a little bed right next to ours. I've lived through it now and I hope I'm never in that situation again.
Number seven. The health of the kids that I'm raising at the orphanage in Haiti.
Number eight. Suffering a really bad sports injury.
Number nine. Losing my value system. You go out into the world and your value system gets tested because you don't have your parents walking around behind you saying, “No. No. Don't do that.”
Number ten. That there's really nothing after this life when you die.
My name is Mitch Albom and these are 10 things that scare me.