I am the Dragon
Soho, corner of Prince and Greene streets… not every day.
One Saturday, I tried my luck…
« Is Pitango here ? », « No, he’s in Colorado ! », « Oh ! when is he back ? », « Soon… »
A few Saturdays later, Soho, corner of Prince and Greene, he’s there.
Easy to find.
Actually, you don’t find him, he finds you.
He sizes you instantly.
And then it begins… the search for the one ring. Copper, silver, stone, no stone…big, bigger, enormous, heavy, heavier…
Slowly the crowd grows, regulars, curious. One can feel the respect from the other street vendors.
The attraction to Pitango’s table is magnetic.. Like him.
Free, intense, connected, funny
If you know what you’re looking for, you know nothing.
If you don’t know, he will.
He knew… he handed me one of his weighty copper creation from his secret stash.
“This one is for you”.
In that order.
I hugged him and left.
Later he left a message on my Facebook..” That’s you the Dragon!”
Pitango Maybe on Facebook and at the corner of Prince and Greene streets, Soho, New York.
Not every day.
By Lionel Anidjar
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