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! 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!
There are thousands of free eBooks on Amazon. It’s like a book lover’s paradise. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite free eBooks as a tiny sample of what is available.
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
This is my favorite quote by Henry David Thoreau. I find it inspiring.