A few weeks ago, my son and I headed to the library to grab a few books about the life of Frida Kahlo in honor of Women’s History Month. To show him more images, I grabbed a few of my old books. I had no idea I had so many until I walked over to him with a stack in my hand. We talked about her life, her paintings, symbols in her work, her relationship with Diego (the 12 year old version of it) and her beautiful traditional clothes, hair pieces and beaded jewelry. It reminded me of the coral necklaces I have from Ecuador, and how much I love wearing them. But as you can see, I have to be careful with such pieces – as I have a cat who loves, I mean loves, my books and jewelry – and will go to great lengths to get a nibble at them.

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