Love Notes from a Graffiti Artist

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Mazatlan, Mexico

In the historic end of Mazatlan there is quite a bit of graffiti although I prefer to call it street art because some of it is as beautiful as what you can see in the galleries.


I had a second look at one of the pieces because there was writing all around it. It turned out to be a piece of graffiti love, a couple were writing back and forth to each other – sometimes blissful and something with so much melancholy.

9/10/2011 7:33pm
Do you want to be my girlfriend?

13/10/2011 7:15pm
Yes sir, because I love you and miss you. You feel so far away from me and I miss you.

13/10/2011 7:18pm
Wait for me to bring you back here with me.

9/11/2011 11:35pm
And also with the eyes I used to see you. I find you beautiful my little girl. I love you. For me you are gorgeous and everything. Kiss. I love you.

11/11/2011 7:50pm
I, Maria, I promise to love you and adore you for all my life, my little boy.

17/11/2011 9:39pm
Well I am grumpy and difficult to understand, besides I have doubts and everything. I love you a lot, kiss, will you forgive me?

17/11/2011 9:42pm
Okay, I love you no matter what I say. The feeling still burns. Kiss, I love you.

23/11/2011 7:48 pm
Yes babe, forgive me for being this way. I don’t know what happens to me sometimes. I don’t just love you, I’m crazy for you my girl. Kiss.

23/11/2011 7:56pm
I love you too and a lot my girl, by the way, that’s why I told you the song “contraAtake” means a lot to me 🙁

4/12/2011 10:07pm
This is what you are to me, my treasure, my girl, my sweetness. You are everything to me. Kiss. I love you.

11/12/2011 10:52pm
Rest well my girl. You know that I love you. I want you to take care and tomorrow it’s “Virgencita Day.” Yes I’ll pray to her for my protection and yours, haha I love you.

I love you!

Don’t worry girl. Somehow I am already used to it. And I will be back. You will see.

12/01/2012 8:51pm
This time I will say everything and yes “KM” I will not forget about you.

15/01/2012 10:20pm
I love you girl, more than you could think or imagine. I love you my darling, no matter if we do not do anything, I am fine by your side. My life. I am almost out of battery. I love you.

This account of love is right out in the open for everyone to see but I’m sure no one notices it amongst the others.

I can’t help wonder what will happen to the two of them? Who they are? Will they survive?

Why did they stop writing?

Disclosure: I was a guest of the Mexican Tourism Board, they did not request that I write a favourable review or stray from the group so I could take shots of the graffiti while others were in an art gallery.

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  1. Sounds beautiful and sad at the same time. I wonder who they are too. Do they have a secret relationship? Do locals know who the love birds writing are?

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I find it sad because it seems to have ended. I don’t think anyone knows who they are.

  2. Tom Stockwell says:

    Aww I love things like this – although I’m glad you posed it, as I only know about five words of Spanish and had I been there myself, would have totally bypassed it. I wonder what did happen to the couple? Whenever I see locks that couples put their names or initials on, it makes me wonder about them, too.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Well I was lucky as there is quite a bit of slang in it so I took the photos and asked someone from Mazatlan Tourism to translate it for me.

      But very Romeo and Juliet-like, I don’t think they made it.

  3. That’s beautiful 🙂 I hope they found each other and are happy together 😀

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      It’s so hard to say, I just wonder why the writing ended.

  4. D.J. - The World of Deej says:

    Great stuff…Young love:)

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Definitely feels like the first love between two people, unsure of how to make it work.

  5. Amber DeGrace says:

    It’s like Romeo + Juliet! I’m glad you split from the group to document this romance. 🙂

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      One of the most interesting pieces I saw there, I just need to know what happened!

  6. Awwww, that’s so sweet. 🙂 I want them to make it.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Me too but I think their time may have passed.

  7. Aww! It’s like old fashioned love letters but on a wall. Maybe they stopped writing because they’re together now?

    So glad you translated it. I would’ve walked by as my Spanish is from Sesame Street.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      It was really tough to translate, I could get a lot of it but needed help as there was a lot of slang, which makes me think they were quite young.

  8. Well, you know I love street art and this is just adorable! I wonder what happened to them as well …

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I’d love for one of them to just write the ending so we could know.

  9. I love that you noticed this– the little details we find are the best.

  10. so beautiful story but a bit sad… i hope they “live happily ever after” 🙂

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I know but I fear they did not make it.

  11. Micamyx|Senyorita says:

    I wonder what happened to them. I miss old love letters and writing on the wall. Way back in high school, the campus have this big graffiti wall where students can just write whatever they want. I remember a similar story 🙂

    Don;t you just miss these sweet moments of love? Now, they just do it on Facebook walls 😐

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      There is something beautiful about the permenance of writing on a wall, Facebook just isn’t the same.

  12. Scott - Quirky Travel Guy says:

    I love street art. I’ve never seen an actual dialogue within it, though. That’s a lot deeper than some silly logo painted on a wall.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I know but I feel somewhat disappointed that I don’t know what happened to the lovers.

  13. Lillie - @WorldLillie says:

    This is so beautiful and cool! Thanks for posting it!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      One of the more interesting bits of graffiti I’ve seen in a while.

  14. Awwww, that’s so sweet! It made me smile on a Monday morning:)

  15. I love this. It’s so sweet and heartbreaking. It’s the little things like these that people don’t usually notice that really bring out the culture of a place.

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