Inspired By: Emily Brontë
It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
Emily was the middle child, born before Anne and after Charlotte. According to a recent film about their life, To Walk Invisible (Amazon Prime, PBS), it was Emily’s poems that inspired a future and a hope for them collectively as working writers. Her novel Wuthering Heights was published in the year she passed away from tuberculosis in 1848.