Whoīs Afraid Of The Bogeyman?
I was standing in a staircase - groundfloor - and I had to go upstairs. The artificial light was on and I didnīt know, if I would reach the second floor, before the built-in timer would switch it off again. I knew, I was too little to reach the switch to put it back on and I knew, that the height of the steps would mean a real obstacle for my young legs.
With my left hand I held on to the old handrail that was smelling of varnish, slowly climbing up the stairs, counter-clockwise, step by step. I hurried as good as I could. I didnīt want to be in the staircase in the dark.
Eight stair steps per set of stairs; then a landing and another eight stair steps into the opposite direction to the first floor. I had made it half way but it took a lot of time! Would the lights be on long enough? I have tried hard, but I was only three. I couldnīt manage any faster.
Eight stair steps, the landing and another eight stair steps into the opposite direction