Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a light on washington street

On Saturday night, I had a very scary experience. A man with a gun approached me as I was getting out of my car in front of my house. Everything turned out fine; I screamed as if I were trying out for a horror flick. He didn't have much time to try to rob me since two of my neighbors heard my penetrating cry.

Just yesterday as I drove home, I noticed very few porch lights were shining on my street. Additionally, the street lights are few and pretty dimly lit; In an effort to deal with my new terrors of getting out of my car and racing to my front door in the darkness; I have decided to call upon the neighbors for help.

To me, a shining lightbulb is a possible index of safety. I am going to place these light bulb packages on the porches of several houses on my street as a gesture to inform others about my experience, to promote watchfulness and to encourage everyone to turn on a porchlight.






12 comments:

Josh Eithun said...

AWESOME TAMMY!
that is really cool, and inspiring!

...and im glad you are ok!

Ryan Shawgo said...

Im so glad that you are Okay! This is such a great idea that came from this experience though! Very nice design as well! Great portfolio piece maybe? Great to hear you are alright!

Corie Chambers said...

beautiful Tammy!!

and as you probably know, it's exactly the kind of thing we are addressing in visual advocacy.

i'm glad you are ok :)

Morgan Ashley Allen said...

as a powerful designer, i can imagine that you would allow this event to just pass you by. thank you for doing something proactive about your concerns and cares. you are doing us all good. thanks you again.

jamie said...

How frightening.

But what a courageous response you had to utilize your skills as a communicator and problem solver to help yourself and your neighbors. Has the street gotten brighter? What kind of responses have you gotten from neighbors?

Eppelheimer said...

A terrifying event, and an extraordinary response. You rock Tammy. And I'm so happy you're O.K.

thenewprogramme said...

yay tammy! what an awesome response to your experience. it's so encouraging to see you using your talents to respond to this problem in a constructive way. very cool.

Kate Morr said...

You're such an awesome person!

DUSTIN MABERRY said...

Tammy: what a badass.

NOTANJA (Anja) said...

Packages of light, light = hope.

Michael VDK said...

Great idea. And beautifully executed I might add! :) x

Michael
huisvdk.blogspot.com

mitch said...

I am really sorry to hear what happened, but I think your reaction is one of the nicest and most inspiring things I've witnessed. Thanks for sharing!