Something tells me that you do not have to trace your origin to the ancient Iberians, to have a large spirit.

According to the Best Opera Ever Written, two major symbols of the Spanish Nation didn't have a drop of Spanish blood in their veins.

A Basque officer called Jose.

A Gypsy woman named Carmen. (I loved Beyonce in that role, by the way.)

I don't think they even liked Spain, unlike the rest of us, the people who want to learn Spanish.

Well, not now, one day, maybe.

Stuyvesant Bedford