Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

Photo & Text Copyright 2008 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved, including reproduction or republishing.

"Where will this come out? Oooo, its horribly oppressive in here. Drive faster!" Do you like going through tunnels, or do you feel trapped? We learned from some kids we watched for a week while their parents were away how their parents distracted them from that panicky feeling they got in tunnels: see if you can hold your breath the whole way through, start to finish--no cheating! We started doing it for fun ourselves, and kept it up when we became parents. It's our whole family's automatic reaction when we enter a tunnel. I can do it all the way through this one which passes under Denny Way. Many people in Seattle feel like they've been trapped on a road they didn't want to go down, holding their breath through a long tunnel, not knowing where the end is or how it will turn out. They are gathering today and this evening for somber observances of the 5th anniversary of of the USA going into Iraq, honoring the sacrifices and loss of US military families and Iraqi families, and looking for the light of peace and a full breath of truth and healing at the end of a long, dark and confusing tunnel.

11 comments:

The D in D & T said...

beautifully captured.

i despise going through tunnels! im going to try holding my breath the next time :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Kim, wonderful tie-in with the anniversary!

Katney said...

Tunnels are okay if the traffic is like it is in this picture. What time of day did you take this? I don't think I have seen that tunnel that empty.

oldmanlincoln said...

The anniversary is sad. I hope this nightmare ends before this nation spends itself into poverty and 3rd world status. Not to even mention the deaths and suffering. I hate to go down a path without knowing where it ends.

Your post works well.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

raf said...

Excellent post, Kim. Well rendered visually and verbally.

b.c. said...

that's a great photo--and a nice post

POlycarpio said...

Muy buien post

Geologychick said...

Great metaphor... no light at the end of the tunnel... so sad...

Small City Scenes said...

An anniversary nobody wants--lets hope we find the end--SOON.
We used to and still do hold our collective breathes when going through a tunnel. My brother laid his bike down in that tunnel years ago. Spooky. MB

April said...

It's not the nicest thing to drive through a tunnel but this one looks nicely golden.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful effect on this one! I'm going to link you, I hope you don't mind??