Pain, Pleasure & Death: Finding Understanding in the Paintings of Frida Kahlo

Alan Bennett once wrote, “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” I’d had that experience through books, poetry and words, but had been struggling deeply with an ineffable reality of constant pain.

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