By the way, I have to return the compliment on your avatar. I slipped into an actual toreador (matador?) outfit one time, and couldn't believe how stiff it was; like a suit of armor.
it takes a matador about one hour (and a couple of assistants) to get dressed. the traje de luces
, or "suit of lights", must be skin tight to prevent the bull's horns from catching any loose fabric.
Anyway, I like your combo of images; very intriguing. Is there a story behind it?
no. i love going to bullfights. to me they are an expression of the highest virtues a man can have; honor, dignity, and grace. a matador is more than an athlete or a performer. he is an artist.
Bueno, entonces, Â¿hablas espaÃ±ol? Yo estudiaba espaÃ±ol in la escuela, y tambiÃ©n asistÃa a una escuela para estudiantes y maestros de espaÃ±ol en Saltillo, MÃ©xico, cuando yo tenÃa catorce aÃ±os. Pero he olvidado mucho, y me gusta practicar de vez en cuando. Â¿De donde vienes? Â¿De un paÃs hispanico? How interesting about the traje de luces. And interesting that you combine "poetry" and bullfighting. There is a whole tradition, worldwide, of the "artist-warrior." Many books have been written on the subject. Of course, the Japanese are noted for their bushido (martial) tradition combined with poetic arts like flower arrangement and tea ceremonies. And supposedly, the model of medieval society was built on the three types of people: warriors, scholars, and laborers. Sorry to bore you; I sometimes find archetypes interesting, and (to bring this subject back to the entertainment theme) often find that movies are based on longstanding archetypes. So "matadorpoeta" it is. Darn glad to know you, sir. Â