“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”
♦ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, chapter 15, “A Telegram”
Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832. Her ending this chapter with a note of encouragement perhaps makes up for the opening slam at the month of November.
November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year, said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden.
That’s the reason I was born in it, observed Jo pensively, quite unconscious of the blot on her nose.