A letter from Frida Kahlo

“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and the eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. My head is too small.”

Frida Kahlo

Firstly, I just thought I’d post this quote in case you’re looking in the mirror and feeling not so good about yourself. Well, it even happens to Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter, visionary and great beauty. But what I really wanted to show you was one of Frida’s many letters to her husband, the painter Diego Rivera. I wish I could write a love letter like this.

For my Diego, 

The silent life giver of worlds, what is most important is the nonillusion. morning breaks, the friendly reds, the big blues, hands full of leaves, noisy birds, fingers in the hair, pigeons’ nests a rare understanding of human struggle simplicity of the senseless song the folly of the wind in my heart = don’t let them rhyme girl = sweet xocolatl [chocolate] of ancient Mexico, storm in the blood that comes in through the mouth — convulsion, omen, laughter and sheer teeth needles of pearl, for some gift on a seventh of July, I ask for it, I get it, I sing, sang, I’ll sing from now on our magic — love.

Frida


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