On the night before Valentine’s day, let’s commemorate our favorite recluse: Emily Dickinson! The renowned American poet from the nineteenth century never married and spent most of her life writing at home. Nevertheless, she produced beautiful poems about love:
"Love is anterior to life" Love is anterior to life, Posterior to death, Initial of creation, and The exponent of breath.
Emily Dickinson reminds us not only that women can be successful without leaving their house, but that love can be found anywhere. You don’t need a date on Valentine’s day to know love. Love is in yourself, in your work and in everyone around you. Don’t forget to spread it every day of the year and not just when you can buy heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.
Happy Valentine’s Day from KidsForShe!
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