IN A REAL SENSE, ABIGAIL, WE SUFFER AND REJOICE WITH YOU ❤
I use this term a lot and spend a lot of time looking for silver linings now that I’m in the middle of dealing with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). From doing a little research, I found this historical source of the term from 1634:
John Milton coined the phrase ‘silver lining’:
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err; there does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night,
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.
Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634
Reading what others have written, whether in the past or more contemporary, has been a huge part of my own process. I suppose it goes back to the fact that I’ve loved to read ever since I could (in family lore, that was around 3 years of age)…
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