French Country Blue Door

France Photo - French Country Blue Door, Home Decor, Cottage with Roses, Romantic Fine Art Travel Photograph. via Etsy.

Dress worn to the wedding of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie-Louise, 1810

1810 - Court Dress Worn by the Princess d’Eckmühl, wife of Marshal Davout, to the Wedding of Marie Louise & Napoleon Bonaparte

Emily Dickinson  1830-1886  Emily Dickinson was a poet with an exceptional ability to distill “amazing sense” from “ordinary meanings.” Her poetry is now considered among the finest in the English language.

Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a

"We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies." — Emily Dickinson

"We never know how high we are, Till we are asked to rise. And then if we are true to plan, our statures touch the skies" Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's locket with the braided hair of her parents.

Emily Dickinson is probably literature's most notorious shut-in -- after all, the woman didn't leave her family compound for a full 20 years -- so we're always fascinated by the details of her strange and (we imagine) lonely life.