I honestly never expected it to work. That would have been ridiculous, crazy. For me to believe that something so… fantastic, so magical could actually happen would have required such a skewed perception of reality that I would have had to have been clinically insane.
Still… there was a hope, a yearning in my soul that I couldn’t deny. And that is, perhaps, why things turned out the way they did. Because, while an expectation can often lead to disappointment… maybe, just maybe, a wish can come true.