- Bill Bullard (via closedforprayer)
Christina’s World, 1948
This actually has an interesting story to it. Andrew Wyeth lived next door to a girl who had polio and was paralyzed from the waist down. While her family was out working the only way she could get around was by dragging herself. One day Andrew saw her dragging herself home and decided to paint it. So this isn’t just some girl laying down in the grass and day dreaming. She was crippled and dragging herself around on her stomach trying to get home. Polio also explains why she is so skinny.
This is so symbolic. No matter how strong and invincible we think we are we are nothing without the generations that came before us. The ones that were physically pushed off their land, the ones that will die without seeing a free Palestine. It seems as though they’re the ones that should be broken, but they’re the ones that are helping us get back up and everything we do is because of what they’ve taught us.