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I’ve been thinking about this song a lot lately. While I understand the artistic choice of making it about personifications of “love” and “hate,” I think the hate in the song is more accurately depression.

And Love, of course, is the best kind of love––unconditional love. You may be inclined to think that Love is a bit of a pushover, a doormat, or what have you, but she’s far from that. She is, as the song says (and as the Bible says) “patient and kind.” Once you love somebody like that, nothing else matters. “I’m yours and that’s it. Whatever.” If you love somebody unconditionally, hold them close. When they’re struggling, hold on loosely. Let them know you’re there, and give them room to grow back.

And for the record, my favorite lines are “The clock in the kitchen reads 2:55/and the clock in the kitchen is slow.”