This quote is attributed to Anna Freud: "If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that Life." I've been thinking about her words this morning. I don't know; maybe it's true. Maybe it's longing that moves us forward, trying more of the new or revisiting the familiar from new angles. It's the learning, growing, reaching that makes life interesting, right? I guess even when the longing carries frustration for the elusive, it's better than stagnating. Since longing and complacency feel completely at odds.