Definitions: (1) have an intense feeling of longing for something or someone, <a lost time or a lost loved one>; <an ideal, as a heartfelt goal or a spiritual quest>

Derivation: Germanic, “eager”

• There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning. — Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957) American writer & poet
• The soul, who is lifted by a very great and yearning desire for the honor of God and the salvation of souls, begins by exercising herself, for a certain space of time, in the ordinary virtues, remaining in the cell of self-knowledge, in order to know better the goodness of God towards her. — Saint Catherine of Siena [born Caterina Benincasa] (1347-1380) Italian Catholic theologian

Reflection: Halcyon: yearning a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.