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wash me

On the back of the truck:  1) Tiocfaidh ár lá, which means “Our day will come” in Irish, and 2) a shamrock with ITALIA written on the leaves and USA in the middle. How it all connects is anyone’s guess. Tiocfaidh ár lá was a slogan used by militant Irish Republicans in the 1980’s and was the last line in hunger striker Bobby Sands’ prison diary. (I’ll see the movie by artist Steve McQueen when it’s on video.) The urge to express oneself must be pretty strong when it means tracing a finger through a the grime on a truck.

P.S. I took this picture in Manhattan, but it was so much in the spirit of brooklynpix (an interesting sight, five minutes of research) I decided to include it here.

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