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The Love Letters of Frida Kahlo to Jose Bartoli - collection dated August 1946 - November 1949
The Love Letters of Frida Kahlo to Jose Bartoli – collection dated August 1946 – November 1949

“I don’t know how to write love letters.  But I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty… love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.” – Frida Kahlo to Jose Bartoli in 1946

i never

wrote you

letters;

as a child,

i figured

words will

never

solve anything,

get anything,

win anything.

 

but here

i am:

words are my

lifeblood,

words are my

bread and butter –

yet,

i still

cannot

write you

letters.

 

but:

conversations –

hour upon

hour,

word by

not so carefully

considered

word,

idea by

light-sparking

idea –

are what

we have.

 

and it

counts;

by everything

sacred,

by everything

holy,

every single

word

we say

to each

other

counts.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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