Friday, September 10, 2010

My friend Alex the Matador

In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico I met a real bullfighter.

My Auntie Marie invited me over to her house and you know what it was my birthday. The matador's name is Alejandro Amaya and he really liked the pictures I drew for him of Ferdinand the Bull and the picadores. I gave them to him and he brought over his bullfighter's chaqueta. Then he gave me a tassle off his jacket-I was so excited and I keep it in a very safe place. I asked him if he ever gets scared of the bull and he said "oh yes". I wondered if the bull ever caught him and then he showed me the marks on his legs. He was raised in Mexico and he is smart because he keeps an image of the Virgen of Guadalupe in his jacket to protect him. These photos are from an ESPN story about him called Haunted by the Horns.

Wow it was pretty amazing to meet a real deal matador who lives in Spain!

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