You’re never going to see Romeo get annoyed by Juliet. It’ll never look like a real relationship. Like, Romeo loves Juliet madly and all, but sometimes she gets on his nerves. No one makes a ballet or a symphony or a painting that expresses dating or looking for an apartment or switching to decaf. You’re not going to make a sculpture that represents ‘Yeah I kinda like him, but I’m not going to call him, because that looks desperate.’ It’s all on this elevated and unrealistic level. … There’s this … gap.
Meg Howrey, The Cranes Dance