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Focus, People, Focus

By Olivia Leigh in Miscellaneous on Sep 14, 2007 7:47PM


Flickr user todd.burbo titled this nicely focused spider shot, "Home Security System." Up here in Lakeview, our home has recently been under siege by the little eight-legged buggers that haunt our dreams, almost discouraging us from hanging out in the house. Maybe it's just our perception, but once we're deterred from being at home, that's a security system gone too far. We're sure our spider fear can be chalked up to a combination of a traumatizing viewing of Arachnophobia as a child and a case of the willies at the thought of the old spider-swallowing urban legend, decidedly childish causes of a fear that is relatively unwarranted, but nevertheless, it persists.

What are you scared of that you know you shouldn't be? (Acceptable answers include getting caught in the doors of the blue line, another "hiphopera" from R. Kelly, national chains buying out more local institutions, etc.)

Focus, People, Focus is a weekly photography feature that features a photograph taken by a reader of the site. If you'd like a chance to have your photo featured on Friday as part of Focus, People, Focus, upload your photo to Flickr and tag it with "Chicagoist".