When he walked into my little store last week, I smiled instantly. Ends up his outfit was as colorful as his personality. We talked for awhile as he looked around. Among many other things, he told me how much he loved Oakland, told me he was a musician (after I asked), and told me he was a recovering narcissist. I smirked & raised an eyebrow (I'm sure of it) and watched him scan the store for the woman in his life.
When he was all set to leave with his purchase, I asked him if I could take his photo. "You match my store," I said. "I do," he laughed. Right before he left, I remembered to ask his name. I had, after all, just had a great convo and taken his photo.
"Fantastic Negrito," he said. "Fantastic Negrito," I repeated (surprised but not really). And then he went several doors down to @aburayaoakland
for dinner. And I went back to work.
This morning, I Googled him. He's as interesting as I thought he might be. And he sings black roots music. He is 2017 Grammy Award Winner @FantasticNegrito.
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