Last night on "Call the Midwife", toward the end, when the narrator Vanessa Redgrave speaks in her mellifluous tones, this sentiment made me finally decide to read Jennifer Worth's collection. The language is perfection.
"Perfection is not a polished thing.
It is often simply something that is sincerely meant.
Perfection is a job complete, praise given, prayer heard.
It can be kindness shown, thanks offered up.
Perfection is what we discover in each other, what we see reflected back.
Oh! And if perfection eludes us, that doesn't matter.
For what we have within the moment is enough."
Credit: Quote from Call the Midwife.