Another head aches, another heart breaks
I’m so much older than I can take
And my affection, well, it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection, no, no, no, no
Help me outThe Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh, don’t you put me on the back burner
Affection is great. I experience it as a kind of joyful-swelling-of-the-heart feeling for a thing I’m fond of. Most of my affections make me better.
But the thing about affection is, well, it comes and goes. Affection won’t sustain a relationship or a career. The trick is the opposite: to build relationships and careers that sustain affection.