“Of all my children, you were always the hardest on yourself.
You were always looking for the right way to behave,
so concerned you might make a mistake.
But, darling, there are no mistakes.
There are only our wishes, our actions,
and the consequences that follow both.
There are only events, how we cope with them,
and what we learn from the coping.”
“That’s too easy,” he said.
“On the contrary. It’s monumentally difficult.”
~Elizabeth George, With No One as Witness