Affection (1): it comes and goes

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 out
Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh, don’t you put me on the back burner

The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done

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.

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