I put up one of these kids’ tents with a tunnel attached to it for Klara. She loves playing in it. But when I got into the tunnel to play with her, God, I enjoyed being in it so much that it’s weird. Just being in this tiny, boxed in space was beyond pleasant. I didn’t want to come out. 

And yes, obviously, the tunnel is symbolic of the birth canal. 

I’m weird. 


9 thoughts on “Tunnel”

  1. My kids make forts out of the couch cushions. It’s fun to be inside with them. I don’t know if it’s just spending time with them or if it’s the structure itself. But it’s fun!

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  2. Why is that weird? Pillow forts are a staple of children’s play. And ‘Community’ even did a whole episode on that with grown up. 🙂


    1. I’m way too large for it to be comfortable. But there is a connection. I overeat for emotional reasons, and that’s precisely the kind of trauma that’s revealed by the desire to go back to the symbolic birth canal.


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