|Backyard persimmon cloud.|
Stuart Little wondered in his movie, "If every cloud had a silver lining, wouldn't that make them kind of heavy?" A valid point, I think.
After tests, my friend Julianne iterates the Spanish equivalent: "No hay mal que por bien no venga!"
John Milton planted the idea in 1634:
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I wonder, where does one find sable clouds? We only have cotton-balls here. I do remember brown skies in Beijing, but even those clouds wore a bit of argent jewelry.
Humans have hundreds of ways of saying "hang on to hope," but my favorite is the silver lining.