“The Trashcan Child Army Surveys The Battlefield.” I made this photo a few years ago, but I was recently asked to pull another one out of my ass by one of the mothers who is presenting it as a birthday gift to her child, who is in the photo. Although he’s not really a child anymore.
Today, June 16, also happens to be Bloomsday, the day we celebrate James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” And while I don’t quite recall what the specific story was behind “The Trashcan Child Army,” there is something Joycean about it, especially in regards to his other great work, “Finnegans Wake.” Although I’m also reminded of Stephen’s famous “shout in the street” quote in Ulysses:
From the playfield the boys raised a shout. A whirring whistle: goal… "- The ways of the Creator are not our ways," Mr. Deasy said. "All history moves towards one great goal, the manifestation of God." Stephen jerked his thumb towards the window, saying: "- That is God…" "- What?" Mr Deasy asked. "- A shout in the street," Stephen answered, shrugging his shoulders.
Happy Bloomsday and happy anniversary @tanialikescheese.
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