One word, many meanings

July 18, 2008

When I spotted this trash can with a message today on Northeast 28th and Couch, I immediately thought of its broad theme: Portland’s intense recycling and reuse ethos.

Now I realize it might be a so-obvious-it’s-subtle hint: look inside, stupid, and get rich. Or maybe part of a treasure map, and the long shadow points the way.

Given that I spotted the trash can while eating dinner at a sidewalk table, I settle on this interpretation: it’s a commentary on an ideal Portland summer evening of good food and wine enjoyed in the company of wife and child.

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