I can’t say it any better than Tycho did over at the Penny Arcade this morning:
…when someone tells you that you can do what you’ve always wanted, and not just that, what you’ve always dreamed, and do it as your job, you start wishing that they’re right. And you wish really, really hard.
Even when the wish seems dead, you fight to keep it alive, because it’s so damned hard to give up. And you keep hoping that it’s going to work out, somehow, against what seem like all odds. I hear ya, Tycho. I can’t restore your wish any more than I could anyone else’s, but I hear ya.