I wanted to go to Portugal, but couldn't.
I wanted to spend the winter in Guatemala, but I can't because I am broke after surgery and the terrain is too rough for my own safety.
I was invited to attend a symposium in Tuscany, but I can't really afford it right now.
But I checked the cost of a flight to Santo Domingo from JFK, and I can afford it in July and I may be healed enough to travel safely and enjoy it.
And, perhaps just perhaps I could arrange to meet my Guatemalan friend half-way. Now wouldn't that be grand.