Romance gets criticized for being
repetitive – as if repetition is not
the way we nourish our bodies
and souls. Meals are repetitive:
You have to keep making them
and eating them and then making
and eating them again. Song
lyrics repeat every time a chorus
comes back around. And when
you love someone you don’t tell
them once and then never speak
of it again. You tell them over and
over, because each iteration of
those three words sustains their
truth – like fresh water soaking
into the roots of a living tree.

NY Times, Olivia Waite

Oct 4, 2022