October 28, 2008

they fade with the dream of you.and the burning bed floats higher

"Y ella es flama que se eleva
Y es un pájaro a volar
Y es un pájaro a volar
En la noche que se incendia,
El infierno es este cielo
Estrella de oscuridad
Heart running on empty
So lost without you"
Burn It Blue. Frida.
Caetano Veloso & Lila Dawn
It snowed today. Snow and rain make me feel free. Like the sky is releasing any tension and just pouring it all out. During study hall I took pictures with my friends in the brick and ivy atrium, and sipped apple cider. But as soon as I got back into class with teachers reminding us to look at the board, not the snow I returned to the dull reality of work. It just goes on an on in a circle and I can't rest. I feel like I'm wasting my time.


By the way if you haven't seen Frida with Salma Hayek you should. It's so passionate. The paintings melt into the movie scenes and I wish life could be like that. With everyone stopping for a moment to glance around at each other and marvel or cry.

Without Hope

The Two Fridas
She really was an amazing person. And her paintings are tantalizing. You want to know what she was thinking when she painted each blood stain, each frill of lace, each bit of bed.

36 comments:

The Seeker said...

Thank you for checking on me, I've been a bit sick, but things are going better.

Oh Frida was such an amazing painter.
Her paintings show her anger and suffering as some social matters.

xoxo

michelle said...

I was about to do my Spanish project on Frida Khalo last week, but I had to choose Picasso instead. Anyways, I love your floral docs and those tights are amazing.
I'm jealous you have snow!

Zoë said...

woah, it snowed? thats crazy! where i live it was just raining and VERY cold

Diichan?! said...

Ahhh, I love this film so much! It's wonderful!

The fact that the paintings all blended in to it was my favourite part as well, I think Salma Hayek portrayed her brilliantly as well! Ah, it's so good to finally find someone who's seen it, everyone I ask has never heard of it!

Paloma said...

ur Spanish is improving. You even write poetry :)

Rachel said...

I came across your blog through style rookie.

I just wanted to tell you that your photography is absolutely fabulous. You take better photos than some of the photography majors at my university. Be sure to hang onto all your digital files for future inspiration. More importantly, never stop! You have a talent.

Miranda said...

your docs and tights are mesmerizing
the artwork looks amazing

Anne Marie said...

lucky lucky lucky - it snowed for you. I havent seen snow fall in about 5 years. Those Doc Martins are MARVELOUS. Almost anything that's floral is amazing.

lacouturiernyc said...

i really love that photograph!

and your little note on the comment box, about eating chocolate instead of writing a hate comment, just made me giggle. :)

xoxo,
La C

Nature Grafitti said...

oh, i adore your boots!!
and SNOW?! you are so lucky! i want it to snow tonight so badly...
where do you live?

LJ said...

I agree about Frida, there is something so mysterious and gripping about her work. I have some badges with her paintings on them, they are so callus and yet somehow peaceful.
I love you doc martens. don't let the work get you down

Anna Pope said...

I love the first photo, the different colors and textures are beautiful together.

Life moves in circles but at least there moments like the first snowfall to break the habit a little right? :)

Ella said...

Oh, i wish it would snow here!
And i agree about Frida Kahlo, she was truly inspirational. Her paintings always make me feel agitated, as if i have to run around and do the things she couldn't.
I still love the floral docs. More, even.
x

Martha said...

I love your poetry
and those floral docs are amazing

Ana said...

GUYS
THIS ISNT MY POETRY
ITS A SONG :-P

abby said...

Luckyyyy. It's never snowed here!
I like the tights/docs combo.
& I love Frida Kahlo's artwork ! She was amazing.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

what pretty tights

Ashley L. said...

a: i love your boots and the colors in that first photograph

b: i dying to see that movie

c: your blog is as lovely if not lovelier than ever :)

bais d'Erelle said...

Hhhhaaa so amazing and tortured Frida. So strong and so fragil, so proud and broken heart....

taffy. said...

i agree.
sometimes classes leave me feeling a little empty inside. then again, some classes make me feel alive.

DaisyChain said...

we just had rain here,
no snow.
snow makes me feel at peace.

WendyB said...

I've read the big Kahlo biography numerous times! It's so enthralling.

Bostonista said...

you have such a way with words. Even your prose is like poetry. Its really a joy to read your blog.
Frida is one of my favorite movies. Her life is such an inspiring and yet heartbreaking story.

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I think your style is very sweet.
You are like a pretty doll!

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amie said...

amazing pictures really. ^^

Mimi said...

The shoes are so cool.

Angela said...

WOW I looooove those flowered doc martens!!!

Ellie said...

lol thought so....
i can never pose for pictures with a self timer...i always move haha

interesting take on kahlo, and sick docs

Wana said...

wow!! THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!! i heart your socks and shoes on the stone floor!! fab! and these paintings are fierce!!

Wana said...

wow!! THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!! i heart your socks and shoes on the stone floor!! fab! and these paintings are fierce!!

Nature Grafitti said...

happy halloween!! i made you a gift:
http://i37.tinypic.com/34hyji8.jpg

Imelda said...

I love that movie, I've seen it so many times and I can't stop watching it!

Sam said...

I have given you an award on my blog!

Ella said...

Hello again
Hate to be a bore but i gave the award Sam gave me to you too...
x

[Tara] said...

Frida IS wonderful -- so visually stunning! One of my favorites...

Anonymous said...

we are learing in my spanish class, year three