Ok, I've published my favorite two (the only two I know) word pictures, integrity and detente. Both words have descriptive backgrounds, stories that paint a picture in your mind.
Now I'm looking for help in creating a new word picture. It should be tied to some other culture or language and possibly come from the same root word.
The word that needs a picture is crave. Another option, would be the word yearn.
There are times when I crave the company of my children. Times when I yearn to be with my wife, just to touch her hand, to see her smile.
These feelings need a better word than just crave and yearn, so I'm asking for your help. Help me find a word and a word picture that means crave or yearn, a word picture that fits the feeling.
Special note: for those that read the Bible, Job 19:27 has this same feeling "How my heart yearns within me" and Psalm 42:1 "so my soul pants for you, O God." I think Job and David had trouble coming up with a word picture just like me.