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Speed Bumps of Surveillance





Speed Bumps of Surveillance


The first thing I do when entering a room is to check for cameras.
But that’s just for self-preservation. At least that’s what I tell myself. It sounds better than the reality of the situation, that on most days I feel like I’m the subject of some unidentified surveillance program.

And on really bad days I feel as though my life is in jeopardy. On good days I can get around okay and do what I have to do with only minor speed bumps. That’s not my desired term; it’s what my therapist calls my episodes.

He says that speed bumps are nothing more than a momentary inconvenience. But if you don’t see them, or are in a rush, the bumps have the ability to disable the car. When he first told me of the metaphor I got lost in thought over what type of car my brain would be.



Patrick Trotti

Patrick Trotti is a freelance writer based in Rochester, New York. To find out more go to www.patricktrotti.com.

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