August 23, 2012

Big news in the world of Emily Dickinson!  A second picture that MIGHT be Emily has been discovered and all sorts of scientific tests are being run--a big announcement is expected today.  How exciting!  Up until now the only picture in existence has been the one on the left.  What do you think--does the picture on the right reflect an older Emily?

You can read more about the discovery and the research into the authenticity of the new picture on The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson  page on Facebook.  And by the way, if you haven't read the book by the same name (author is Jerome Charyn) it is a fun and provocative fictional take on her life.  I am left wondering what the reclusive Emily would think about all this hoopla! 

I'm nobody!  Who are you?
And are you nobody too?
Then there's a pair of us--don't tell
They'll banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
                       --Emily Dickinson

May your day be filled with a little adventure and excitement!

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