Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a great and prolific writer.  She was also extremely introverted and a recluse.  Today she would probably be diagnosed as agoraphobic.

This is my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson.

I’m Nobody

I’m nobody!  Who are you?

Are you nobody too?

Then There’s a pair of us – don’t tell!

They’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!

How public like a frog

To tell you name the live long day

To an admiring bog!

The Adventures of Pinocchio

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I decided to read the original book by Carlo Collodi.  I realized the story is much longer than I anticipated.  The book is 160 pages.

I also discovered, there is a lot to be learned from this story.

  • Beware of false friends that want to take advantage of you
  • Listen to those who love you and provide wise advice
  • There are dangers to being disobedient that are not obvious in the beginning
  • Family is important
  • Don’t abandoned those who love and care for you