Literary Birthdays

Yesterday was Charlotte Bronte’s Birthday. Tomorrow is William Shakespeare’s Birthday.

I have nothing but thanks and admiration for these amazing writers. They continue to inspire generations of writers.  Many a teenager, whether or not they appreciate the work that is in front of them, has read both as part of their high school English curriculum.

Their works are absolute classics, told, retold and reinterpreted. Despite being set in very specific time periods, there is a human aspect to their writing, which continues to bring in new generations of readers.

The best writing shows the good and bad in us. The best writing shows that despite the extreme advances of science and technology, human beings are still the same.

I raise my glass to you, Master Shakespeare and Miss Bronte. Your earthly remains may be long gone, but your work will love for eternity.

Happy Birthday.



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