Contempt For Where You Live

14 Dec
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo) View of Toledo, ca. 1598–99 Oil on canvas; 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.6) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/436575

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo)
View of Toledo, ca. 1598–99
Oil on canvas; 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“I don’t understand having contempt for where you live. I do understand worrying that you don’t have a value here and taking that stance as a means of survival…”

—Mindy Kaling

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Living where I live, it has been difficult.

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