Thursday, March 22, 2007


One of my talents is the ability to walk into a room or really any commercial space and like iron drawn to a magnet pick out the most expensive thing. Today it was Albuquerque's Old Town. I went around the various shops looking at what was for sale, and I lingered a little longer in a shop called Andrews Pueblo Pottery. I walked up to a particular display case filled with black pots and said, "This looks like the real thing."

It was about half a dozen pots by Maria Martinez, the greatest of all Indian potters, each pot worth thousands.

It's not a talent that's good for anything, especially when you don't have a lot of money.

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