El león


April 18, 2014

My life is a bestiary~
What does that mean?
Still wondering~

I bought this lion from a street vendor on Calle Alcalá in Oaxaca last night.  Wooden comb, bookmark and blusa vendors appear daily but this was the first time I had seen this particular man from the Mixteca and his precious handmade animals. There was even a billy goat with a fringe beard.

I was partial to the lion and now it is mine.  I’ve named him Priam. I let Priam, the lion, roam free; he is not caged.

Priam reminds me of “Felinos” by Juan José Arreola. You can read a fragment of it here:

http://sublimesfelinerias.blogspot.mx/2007/06/un-fragmento-de-felinos-de-juan-jos.html

If you want more beasts, grab a copy of the entire book Bestiario. You won’t regret it, especially if your life is a bestiary like mine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s