|From: The Diary of Frida Kahlo|
I couldn't wait to crack it open and see what Frida kept as an art journal. I waited until I had an hour by myself in the quiet of the evening to settle in and peruse it. At first, I was disappointed because its in Spanish (duh!), but as I was flipping through I noticed a translation in the back. I was beyond excited! Some of the words that she strings together are simply beautiful. The words linked together don't seem to make any sense, but somehow it works. The journal is a bit on the eccentric side so if you happen to buy or pick up from the library, you may want to keep that in the back of your mind.
For me, one of the most intriguing and I think truly sad parts about the book is that Frida never meant for it to be published or open for public viewing. Its interesting to read the words and know that its her most private thoughts and feelings she spilled onto the pages.
Let me know if you happen to pick up a copy. I would love to hear your thoughts about the journal too. Its a unique summer read!