“It’s alright for summer, cooler than cotton, that light wool. Anyways, it’s the only dark thing you own. I don’t care. If it was up to me you could wear scarlet. If they really believed in Christianity that’s what they’d all wear. It’d be all dancing and rejoicing – after all, they spend their whole life singing and praying about getting out of this world and on their way to Heaven. Yes. But I know your aunts, they’ll expect dark clothes, conventional to the last hair!”

Alice Munro, Lives of Girls and Women

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