“It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being to any ball of any description, and no material injury to accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made–when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt–it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.”
Emma, Jane Austen
Replace dancing with something you desire. Figuratively. You can get used to not have something. But it takes a lot to not keep wanting what you do not have. Especially when you’ve had that particular something for awhile.
Mr Thought, you’re bothering me with things i shouldn’t be bothered about. Focus, Ellie, focus.