Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Why Was I Born Among Mirrors?

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) - Self Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in My thoughts), 1943


If I die,
leave the balcony open.

The child is eating oranges.
(From my balcony I see him.)

The harvester scythes the wheat.
(From my balcony I hear him.)

If I die,
leave the balcony open!

Frederico Garcia Lorca

Musique Du Jour: Six fados by Katia Guerreiro, Christina Branco and Amalia Rodriguez

NOTE: Frida Kahlo is currently on show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and will be showing at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art from June 14 to September 28.