Frida Kahlo is arguably Mexico’s most famous and influential artist. Born just a few years before the Mexican revolution in Coyoacan (a neighborhood in Mexico City), she lived a passionate, colorful life alongside painters, poets, and revolutionaries.
To walk through the home she was raised in, the home she died in, the home she painted her most famous works in, was an experience I’d never thought I’d have and one I’ll never forget. Though she died long before I was born, I feel as though I know her…at least in part. And though she never called herself a teacher, there’s so much we can learn from her.
This is what Frida can teach us about love. Although she often felt the pain of betrayal in her heart, she never closed her heart to love.
“I will make up new stories and words, and tell you with all of them that I love you more than anyone else.”
“Can vebs be made up? I will tell you one. I heaven you, so my wings will open wide to love you boundlessly.”
“If I could give you one thing in life, it would be the ability to see yourself through my eyes. Only then would you realize how special you are to me.”
“I would like to give you everything you’ve never had, but even so, you would never know the wonder it is to be able to love you.”