i really enjoy reading what kingsolver has to say. it's always, always educational. among other things, this has made me incredibly excited to prepare my garden for next year's planting."My best revenge against all the dishonesty and hatred in the world, it seems to me, will be to raise up right through the middle of it these honest and loving children.""I remembered my Japanese friend's insistence on forgiveness as the highest satisfaction, and I understood it really for the first time: What a rich wisdom it would be, and how much more bountiful a harvest, to gain pleasure not from achieving personal perfection but from understanding the inevitability of imperfection and pardoning those who also fall short of it."