By Kevin Salvador
SERIES: ON THE BUS
These faces are the many muses I've encountered while riding the public transportation systems from Gardena to Pasadena.
PART 1: OLD MEXICAN MAN WEARING FANCY COWBOY BOOTS AND A SLICKED MUSTACHE
It was around 5 in the morning. I had caught the gold line heading northeast-- a nice warm morning, It might have been summer, now that I remember. To my left sat an old Mexican man, He was dressed to impress. He couldn’t have been more than 60, I wondered if he was someone still trying to keep his youth? Or maybe he thought this is what rich men wear? My mind ran through all sorts of possibilities…. Then again, I wasn’t all to eager to ask him about his life story. His shirt was freshly ironed, tucked in and buttoned up to the top. He was wearing a bolo tie that was in style with Los Tejanos, or norteños (Texan or northerner). He was neatly tucked away into a pair of fitted Levis and on his feet he wore fancy cowboy boots.
Oh yeah. I almost forgot.
He had a slicked mustache.
I nodded my head in respect.