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Emily Dickinson was the ultimate mystery artist. While she was alive, no one knew much about her — she was an introvert who secluded herself in her bedroom, overlooking a burial ground. She watched as the dead were buried from her window daily. Dickinson did not see many people on a regular basis and those who came into her life made a deep and profound impact. This and the constant presence of death were immensely evident in her writing. It is only appropriate that we celebrate Emily Dickinson during the year of the 130th anniversary of her death, given her fascination with all things melancholy — and it makes even more sense to celebrate it with the our favorite creepy TV family: the Addams Family. 

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1.     “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” 

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2.     “Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.”

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3.     “Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.” 

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4.     “Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me; the carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.” 

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5.     “Dying is a wild night and a new road.” 

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6.     “After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” 

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7.     “Nature is a haunted house, but Art, is a house that tries to be haunted.”

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8.     “I must go in, the fog is rising.”

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9.     “Tis not that dying hurts us so, tis living, hurts us more.”

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10.  “I see thee better in the dark, I do not need a light.”

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