“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
“Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.”
Henry Ward Beecher
Oil. Lubrication. Power. Energy. What makes things go.
“Forgiveness is the oil of relationships”
What if it could work the other way round, too:
Relationships are the forgiveness of oil.