Dublin 2009 : The Purple Dustbins

by Susan Abraham

I saw two purple dustbins today stand beside a tall house from across a busy Dublin street. The dustbins were big, fat and purple and in the gloom of an impatient nightfall, they hovered like ghosts. Or perhaps they were two stout men with pink cheeks turned blue in the cold waiting for footsteps to reach the door in the tall house. I had never seen dustbins the colour of violet standing pretty in a row and I stared hard. In the black wintry dusk, they looked enchanting. Suddenly, I felt myself to be an Alice in Wonderland. I peered through the looking-glass of the double-decker bus ready to try a wave at Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Credit: Free clip art courtesy of Cksinfo.com


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