Gerda is lonely. Really lonely. Not just now and then, but all the time. Gerda doesn't have any relatives who come to visit her. Well, the nursing service comes regularly.
Even as a child, you are fascinated by the many impressions that the Advent season brings. Finally, you have left the gray, boring November behind.
As a little boy, I used to marvel at the fact that the beautiful Advent arrangements sold in November all lacked a candle.