“I would love to announce that I’m a person without regrets but, alas, I am not. I have regrets. Many of them, in fact. Things I wish I’d done better. Times I wish I had more grace. Moments that required more kindness than I was able to summon. 

No, I don’t believe a life that is lived perfectly is the goal. A life that has produced scars and wrinkles and a heart open enough that’s bound to get broken a few times. That’s what I’m after. 

I read something that our souls have chosen this exact life. That death comes after you fulfill your prescribed journey. There’s something I quite liked about that — it’s a bit of magic, isn’t it?” 

— Tales of the City, S1E10