A few months ago, my daughter's other mother brought a roomful of people to their feet when she spoke the following words as part of speech she was giving at an event sponsored by the organization MotherWoman -- a speech in which she touched on various challenges that she had overcome in her life, including domestic violence: "I am no longer in any abusive relationships." (See video below.)
Her words, in the moment, were completely true.
But, unfortunately, an event beyond her control loomed in the future.
So, I have this pair of shoes. Very nice shoes. Top quality.
In fact, it's hard to imagine a better pair.
Except, they don't quite fit.
You may say that having a pair of shoes that doesn't quite
fit is better than having a damaged pair or having no shoes at all. You
may point out that lots of other people have shoes that don't quite fit.
I won't dispute that.
But I still have this pair of shoes that don't quite fit.