Saturday, February 6, 2010

Embellished Brake Lights

Even brake lights can become decorative accessories in Bangkok cabs. In the back window of the taxi the other night were two brake lights garnished with plastic bouquets of twisting serpentine-like leaves and flowers that bloomed into fluttering butterflies. Every time the cabbie applied the brakes, these flora and fauna fantasies sprung to life. When the taxi was accelerating, on the other hand, the intense red lights with the plastic sprays went out. All I can say is that I feel lucky that we encountered mostly green lights at intersections that night.