"Sofia searched everywhere, but could not find her friend."
Translation:Sofia serĉis ĉie, sed ne povis trovi sian amikon.
Am reminded of the stories of Layli and Majnun, in classical Arabic literature. Once Majnun was seen sifting the sand and some one asked what he was doing: "I seek Layli."
"But Layli is pure and unsullied, why seek her in the sand?"
"I seek her everywhere, that perchance I may find her."