"The person we love needs space in order to be happy. In a flower arrangement, each flower needs space around it in order to radiate its true beauty. A person is like a flower. Without space within and around her, she cannot be happy. [...] When the person we love is happy, happiness comes back to us right away. We give to her, but we are giving to ourselves at the same time."
Thich Nhat Hanh, "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching"