"As manifested in the Song of Songs,
love flows in waves of coming together and parting,
whether in the earthly story
as a lovers' meeting or as a search for the beloved;
or whether in the transcendent aspect
—the disclosure of desire and the passionate mutuality of love,
or by the distancing
—as expressed by a certain hesitance or a waiting for an opportunity,
a tarrying for a stirring up of love."
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From On Being Free, p. 141 by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.