I must paint Emily and Lavinia Dickinson

"[I]n this Emily was perfectly correct: home was, and has always been, something sacred for the Dickinsons. Nothing untoward could ever happen to us there, nothing that could make us lose faith in the goodness and nobility of humankind, nor lose faith in the future. Nothing could expose us to the storm outside, it was our private and fantastic kingdom, and we inhabited it naturally, like fairies do in tales, or those rebelious and passionate being in novels."

-Lavinia Dickinson on the Dickinson home in the novel: The Sister, A novel of Emily Dickinson

1 comment:

  1. WOW..I haven't read this quote by Emily Dickinson.. I love her and I love this quote!