You find yourself being pushed towards a compromised version of what you really want—something not as expensive, yet more manageable and just as reliable. Practically, it makes sense. But inside, your heart is sinking. You long for something unpredictable, exciting and demanding—something that would feed your soul. It’s not too late, you could still get it. But you’ll have to be quick.

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh