outrageously rightous

today i was somehow reminded of one of my heroes: an elvis-fan/-impersonator & artist with down syndrome, that i had met while volonteering at creativity explored in san francisco.
my greatest respect goes out to you. i hope you are well. [i forgot yer name, darn]
this guy has been a great inspiration to me.
he was outrageous, loud and wild, always dressed perfectly in elvis atire, head to toe, shoes, belts, hats. then he – of course – always spoke in elvis-drawl, which did not help much to understand him better. at creativity explored he would usually just hang out. when you asked him what he did, he either responded by saying: “i am the king” or “i am an artist … [big smirk] a performance artist”. he often got himself in trouble, because he prefered to perform his elvis act right smack in the middle of the street, his favorite spot being a big intersection a few blocks away from work. he would then come late to work bragging: “the king got in trouble with the law”.

some of the other artists at creativity explored:

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Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.