That cares not about whom it falls upon…
|—||Talib al Habib, Al-Habib (via zainsmouthmarathon)|
It is true that man is a creature of circumstances; that he owes all he is, largely, to the conditions which surround him; but he has also within himself a power or Spiritual force which will enable him, to a great extent, to overcome adverse conditions and make for himself more favorable ones. Every intelligent man or woman may increase or cultivate this innate energy; and every Soul who faithfully tries to do his duty to the best of his ability, will find in the future that his life has been a glorious success, even though his material gains and the results of his material life have not appeared to be so grand from the external standpoint.
I say yes to more of all of these! ^u^
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.
Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”.
During her lifetime, Frida created some 200 paintings, drawings and sketches related to her experiences in life, physical and emotional pain and her turbulent relationship with Diego. She produced 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self-portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone….because I am the subject I know best.”
She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” (x)
|—||Maya Angelou (via larmoyante)|