Thursday, June 29, 2006

The trash cans

Dedicated to Lights in the Wake with apologies to Shandi.

I've always had an obsession with trash cans. I love them. I take photos of trash cans when I travel. I dream about trash cans. I have even painted trash cans.

I love to open trash cans, both literally and symbolically.


By paying attention to the design and structure of a trash can, you can tell much about the person that puts trash in it.



Trash cans represent courage to me. Every one of my adventures started with throwing something in a trashcan.


It takes even more courage to close a trash can...permanently.



he drives a Trash-Can
he drives a Trash-Can
he drives a Trash-Can
he's comin' to my town
he drives a Trash-Can
he's comin' to my town
he drives a Trash-Can
he's comin' to my town
he drives a Trash-Can
he's comin' to my town
he drives a Trash-Can
--The Birthday Party,
Big Jesus Trash Can

7 comments:

kristy said...

Every one of your adventures started with throwing something in a trash can? I thought that's how adventures ended. Care to supply an example or two?

shandi said...

This is the most fun I have had in a long tim, Time.

I recently bought a symbolic metaphor blender. I love it! It comes with pun attachments.

Tim ID said...

Kristy,

You comment on this, a parody and you have nothing to say about flatulence? I am sorely disappointed. Regardless, one must toss out the old to make way for the new. That is the symbolic meaning of beginning a new adventure by throwing something into a trash can. Perhaps you need to trade the Maytag Simile machine for a symbolic metaphor blender.

Shandi,

Thanks for the inspiration! But be careful with those symbolic metaphor blenders. Sometimes metaphors are better just shaken, not stirred.

Lights in the wake said...

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's the case Shandi should be feeling pretty damned flattered about now since you've imitated my imitation of her post. Thanks for the dedication.

Tim ID said...

Lights, I hope she is flattered. I was afraid she'd just be pissed and then I'd blame it all on you and the squirrel. But you were on a roll with that toilet post.

cherish said...

I think I may be missing something with this post but it was interesting.

Tim ID said...

Cherish, it was a play off a post Shandi and then Lights did.