Perfect Passages: ‘The Perfume Collector’ by Kathleen Tessaro

Perfect Passages: 'The Perfume Collector' by  Kathleen Tessaro

‘To sin. To miss the mark … We try and we fail, like archers who aim for the target but fall short of the mark. When you are older and have swum out into the stream of life, you’ll see- there are no ‘good’ people, little girl. We’re all trying and failing, trying too hard and failing too often. Remember that. We shouldn’t judge too harshly, in the end, the sins of others … Sometimes I think the only things we have in common with one another are our shortcomings.’