Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Culture terror

I am about to do something that terrifies me.

In order to go see this exhibit, I must drive over this bridge. As I have explained before I have an irrational fear of driving on a bridge over water from which I might be flung to my (now our) deaths(s) at any moment say if I was rear-ended or something. Some bridges are fine, this one is not. It is high & makes weird noises. Sure I could take another bridge but that would take way too much time, burn more gas, etc. Plus, I should face my fears right?

So for those in Ottawa, if you hear that some moron is backing up traffic on the Alexandria bridge it's probably me.

If my fears come to fruition, just know that I loved you all.

4 comments:

Connie said...

I too am quite frightened of bridges. It was quite the problem when I had to go to French school in Quebec and had to drive over it ever day. Personally I think it is a very rational fear.

Mum said...

Hey Laura

I did not know you were afraid of bridges. The only one that never bothered me was the (formerly)Salter Bridge(renamed after some long-serving Winnipeg council-person whose name escapes me at the moment)Bridge. It was the one that went over all the rail yards and was very old and solidly built. No airy-fairy construct that and quite unlike the gut-wrenching Arlington Bridge (designed methinks from early catapult drawings). You should try some of the canyon bridges in this challenging terrain. I think they call them trestle bridges and they should be banned. The very brave like to cycle over them. I would definitely be packing Depends.

So don't be apoligizing for a fear shared I'm sure by many.

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