‘ . . . always light behind the clouds.’ Quote of the moment


Google Doodle in 2016 for Louisa May Alcott's birthday on November 29.

Google Doodle in 2016 for Louisa May Alcott’s birthday on November 29. The Doodle pays homage to the characters of Alcott’s novel, Beth, Jo, Amy and Meg. Designed by doodler Sophie Diao.Via SearchEngineLand.

“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.

2 Responses to ‘ . . . always light behind the clouds.’ Quote of the moment

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    You and the Alcotts.

    Is November an ebb month for births? In the Northern Hemisphere, you’d think maybe there would be a lot of indoor activity in late February and March . . .

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  2. David H Lippman says:

    Makes life hard when you’re BORN in November, like me.

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