"Sonriendo se empieza el dia"
Most of us have seen him at some point. Be it at Puerta del Sol, or around La Latina. He usually comes with a fanfare of noise and disco beats as you’re sipping away a beer and turn your head around to see what all the fuss is about.
Through the hustle and bustle of the city, a different kind of beat comes out – the beat of youth within the body of a 60 year old who goes by the name José, but likes to be referred to as the last cowboy of Madrid as he drives his million led-lit tricycle through the streets "just to make people smile".
José is a piece of Burning Man festival in Madrid, a fearless whisper to the mind, that we are never too old to act as children, never too old to do what makes us happy.
When I asked him about his motives, José tells me this is what he does as his wife stays at home. His only mistress is the night, and the cigarettes he’s not allowed to smoke.
"Last words for the Road" by Lauren Klarfeld
Book-in-the-making : A collection of hand written quotes left by the people I met on the road (4 years and running)