Quito Ecuador-a special invitation to a private art showing at the Guayasamín.
After visiting the Guayasamín museum earlier in the week, I was surprised to be told by Manalo, the father of the house where I was staying, that he and his wife Zaida, were going to take me to a private showing reserved for members of the Foundation of Guayasamín. The Spanish Ambassador was going to be there along with members of the press to honor an artist’s works.
My teacher at school told me I was very lucky to be going to this type of event. I dressed in my best clothes which really weren’t very good and took off with Manalo and Zaida to make my impression on the Quito art society.
When I walked into the main where they were preparing for the presentation, I felt like everyone was staring at me. I was definitely the only gringo in the room.
Everyone was doing that Latin kissing deal. I thought “wow, this is my chance to get kissed by lots of beautiful Latin women welcoming me to Quito”. But no, it wasn’t going to happen. I don’t think they wanted to rub their Louis Vittons up against my green rain jacket and sweatshirt. Rats! I knew I should have purchased that fake Armani scarf in the street market!!
Anyway, Zaida at least was glad to have me there as evidenced by this photo.
Next-a chance meeting with a very important person from Quito.
Steve Barrymore email@example.com
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