The best we can

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In novels – as in life –  there is no perfection. We do the best we can with the tools we have at our disposal. Given that we are changing, the tools are changing, the thing itself is changing — there must be a moment when we stop. When we say, This is the best I can do for now… There is nobility in the effort, courage in the dailiness — the doggedness. It is a process of trying and failing. Of beginning again.

Dani Shapiro, Devotion

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2 thoughts on “The best we can

  1. I think that the perfection comes when we are totally focused on our task. The result may not match someone’s expectation of perfection but that is a meaningless standard in the grand play.

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