WHAT INSPIRES US

DIANE HOWSE

by Alastair / in Curiosity

In the Parsonage at Haworth is a tiny exhibition which sits modestly alongside the clocks and portraits of the Brontes. For me, the list of 33 words made up of vocal exclamations from the loudest to the softest is like a plum-line of simplicity.  It starts with ‘Thunder, Roar, Scream’ and ends with ‘Murmur, Sigh, Hush.’ Captivating.

33 WORDS FROM WUTHERING HEIGHTS

What can we learn from this intriguing exhibition at Haworth? Diane Howse’s collection shows us that size does not dictate impact. It reminds us that quality work will bring attention and that silence plays a role in getting a message across powerfully. In a world of constant noise, this contrast is compelling.

Here’s an excerpt from the museum website about Diane’s work:

"We read and write in silence. Lines on a page soundlessly evoke whole worlds of meaning, and these silent words have an extraordinary power to conjure sound,

noise and commotion."

Words, Communication, Literature

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