Archive for November 2011

Gulls and wrens

Nov 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Ireland

Sitting one day on a park bench in Saint Stephen’s Green, there was a lesson in international politics.

Armed with a tuna baguette and a bar of chocolate for lunch, the mostly deserted park benches offered opportunity to sit and escape.  Across the pond a mother pushed her little boy in one of those three wheeled buggies.  Stopping near the water’s edge, she handed bread to the boy who threw pieces of it around him.  The birds began to swarm: mallard ducks swam across the water, pigeons in their dozens …