CHANNILLO
TUNNEL VISION
By Kaolin

Series Description:

Tunnel Vision is a series of short stories & poetry designed to bring you into the life of a woman named Gloria, as she experiences motherhood. In the first story you are brought into a crisis Gloria is experiencing with her adolescent daughter, Mariel.

However, as the series moves on you will see her experience the birth of her daughter and the context within which she views herself in her own family as a crisis of awareness surfaces while she assists a gentleman who is having a heart attack in a subway in NYC  on Mother's Day.

Her child in crisis, reminds Gloria of her daughter's birth as both events serve to challenge and enhance Gloria's desire for continual psychic (of-the-mind) integration. Becoming conscious of the ways in which parenting remains a catalyst for her own devlopment Gloria challenges former assumptions of normalcy which in turn elevates a sense of social responsibility through an increasing sensitivity to those around her and herSelf in relation to them.

In the last segment, you will discover Gloria's appreciation of her own daughter's growth as the series ends with a poem she had written for Mariel on her nineteenth birthday. 

There are several themes throughout Tunnel Vision:

1. Exposure to integration may not ensure psychic-

    integration.

2. A parents view of the world we inhabit is often  

     shaped by the ways in which soociety views our

     children.

3. Our styles of parenting may expand and con-

     tract according to trends which may or may

     not serve us or our children.

3. Parental love requires discernment.

4. Some abilities we are born with some must

     develop over time.

Food for Thought:

5.  What skills do you consider necessary as a

      parent?

6. How has racism and parenting shaped you and

    your view of the world you inhabit?

 

 

 

Category: Short Stories
Updated: Monthly
Status: Ongoing



Acknowledgements:

Hi!

I hope you are enjoying the series. Recently I was asked when the photo was taken and it was taken in 1971. I was a singer in NYC and needed it for an audition for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' on Broadway! It was the first time an auition was actually held in the theater the show would actually play in.

I have worked off-Broadway, performed at Cami Hall (Across from Carnegie Hall) and at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in their Outdoor Summer Concert Series, 'Children of Adam' produced by the Urban Arts Corps (1977-78) Chapman Roberts was the choral director, he was great! He was also the choral director of 'Bubbling Brown Sugar' and Vinette Carroll's 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' with Hope Clark. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with him.

 

Dorothy Dandridge helped create the Urban Arts Corps and they told me she also sang 'Summertime' for her auditions. As fate would have it, I worked for her Sister, Vivian in Seattle, WA. Small world, right?

They had worked together in Chicago and their mother was an actress on a TV series in the '50's. It was a joy to know Vivian an she showed me the scrapbooks of their work together, and told me great many stories about the business. But of course they often included the racism of the times and how it effected their relationship to one another, their careers and professional relationships.

Notice the background is actually aluminum foil!!LOL. Times have changed.

The stories are from the 70's an 80's so this photo seemed appropriate. It was also the beginning of writing for me, taking my work seriously and getting it published.

To be continued ....

Kaolin

 







Series Description:

Tunnel Vision is a series of short stories & poetry designed to bring you into the life of a woman named Gloria, as she experiences motherhood. In the first story you are brought into a crisis Gloria is experiencing with her adolescent daughter, Mariel.

However, as the series moves on you will see her experience the birth of her daughter and the context within which she views herself in her own family as a crisis of awareness surfaces while she assists a gentleman who is having a heart attack in a subway in NYC  on Mother's Day.

Her child in crisis, reminds Gloria of her daughter's birth as both events serve to challenge and enhance Gloria's desire for continual psychic (of-the-mind) integration. Becoming conscious of the ways in which parenting remains a catalyst for her own devlopment Gloria challenges former assumptions of normalcy which in turn elevates a sense of social responsibility through an increasing sensitivity to those around her and herSelf in relation to them.

In the last segment, you will discover Gloria's appreciation of her own daughter's growth as the series ends with a poem she had written for Mariel on her nineteenth birthday. 

There are several themes throughout Tunnel Vision:

1. Exposure to integration may not ensure psychic-

    integration.

2. A parents view of the world we inhabit is often  

     shaped by the ways in which soociety views our

     children.

3. Our styles of parenting may expand and con-

     tract according to trends which may or may

     not serve us or our children.

3. Parental love requires discernment.

4. Some abilities we are born with some must

     develop over time.

Food for Thought:

5.  What skills do you consider necessary as a

      parent?

6. How has racism and parenting shaped you and

    your view of the world you inhabit?

 

 

 

Category: Short Stories
Updated: Monthly
Status: Ongoing


Acknowledgements:

Hi!

I hope you are enjoying the series. Recently I was asked when the photo was taken and it was taken in 1971. I was a singer in NYC and needed it for an audition for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' on Broadway! It was the first time an auition was actually held in the theater the show would actually play in.

I have worked off-Broadway, performed at Cami Hall (Across from Carnegie Hall) and at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in their Outdoor Summer Concert Series, 'Children of Adam' produced by the Urban Arts Corps (1977-78) Chapman Roberts was the choral director, he was great! He was also the choral director of 'Bubbling Brown Sugar' and Vinette Carroll's 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' with Hope Clark. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with him.

 

Dorothy Dandridge helped create the Urban Arts Corps and they told me she also sang 'Summertime' for her auditions. As fate would have it, I worked for her Sister, Vivian in Seattle, WA. Small world, right?

They had worked together in Chicago and their mother was an actress on a TV series in the '50's. It was a joy to know Vivian an she showed me the scrapbooks of their work together, and told me great many stories about the business. But of course they often included the racism of the times and how it effected their relationship to one another, their careers and professional relationships.

Notice the background is actually aluminum foil!!LOL. Times have changed.

The stories are from the 70's an 80's so this photo seemed appropriate. It was also the beginning of writing for me, taking my work seriously and getting it published.

To be continued ....

Kaolin