Holding on to What?

Good Advice for Dubliners? - © Bernd Biege 2014
Good Advice for Dubliners? - © Bernd Biege 2014
Good Advice for Dubliners? - © Bernd Biege 2014
Good Advice for Dubliners? – © Bernd Biege 2014

Another piece of street art captured near the fruit market in Dublin … with good advice than is enigmatic at the same time. Hold fast. But what? And why?

Maybe just a general thing, like “never let go”. Or, to paraphrase, “don’t give up” (cue Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, one of my all-time favourites … invokes memories of the Thatcher era … and so on). Anyway, it is a typical sailors’ tattoo, though maybe redone a bit for modern times. Like typeface. Like the playful heart. Implicating not jigging in the rigging but love, lost or eternal.

Well, I quite like the graffiti. And I still like the old song …

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