How does The Wizard of Oz connect to Frida? For me, the movie is a metaphor for the journey that we're all on. As we head down our very own yellow brick road, we encounter many loves, obstacles, challenges, fears, etc. and, hopefully, we learn the power of our feelings (heart) and the importance of leading a conscious life (brain), one with courage (lion) and a sense of purpose and rootedness ("There's no place like home"). Dorothy also learns a very important lesson: the ability to return home was always within her. She didn't need to look to an external source of power in the form of the Wizard.
© Celia S. Stahr 2015