"...To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. . . .For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again. Through we dream and hardly know it, longing, like an angel, fosters us, smooths our hair, and brings us wild strawberries."
-Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping