Egyptian Proverb: The worst things:
To be in bed and sleep not,
To want for one who comes not,
To try to please and please not.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
From my own notebooks, April 5, 1996
I have to say, as an insomniac perfectionist in a long-distance relationship of eight years, I can't help but feel that Fitzgerald and the proverbial Egyptian have really hit this nail on the head.