SOME QUOTES FROM PEOPLE IN AMERICA

various attempts to 'model' the pattern

"Why not? What is wrong with it? If we really love somebody, why not go all the way? When one is really in love, it does not matter, or it should not matter, what one or the other does or has done, physical or material things should not be considered. There is no reason why one should expect the partner to be a virgin at marriage if he or she is a good person. You do not even have to tell." (Senior students in 1970 Paw Paw, Michigan) The symbol of love bridges these two different elements. It is love which preserves the unity of the differentiated and further differentiating parents and their children as well as the child from his siblings. The one is conjugal love, marked by an erotic component; the other is cognatic love, wholly without erotic aspects; but both are love which is unifying. And love is what American kinship is all about. (Schneider 1968:40)

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky are also the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They are really saying 'I love you'. (Thiele and Weiss "What a wonderful world" first recorded by Louis Armstrong 1967)

Thus talk about love is not idle chatter, for the very fact that it is furthest removed from the realities of life makes it a privileged area in which to look for properly cultural structures. (Varenne 1978: )

Make Love not War (as political statement)

[Political statement/performance with little direct consequences, though with extended conversational/interactional consequences]
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. (Justice Kennedy, last paragraph of majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015) [it is essential that this is not just an "opinion" but the justification for a most powerful speech act with massive consequences for the whole population of the United States and the population of the rest of the globe who pays attention to what happens "in America"]
Love is an important aspect of life that helps to bring people together and create strong emotional bonds. It has the power to bring joy, happiness, and fulfillment to our lives, and it can also bring pain and heartache when it is not returned or when it is lost. Two famous songs from the 1990s that highlight the importance of love are "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston and "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille. Both of these songs express the enduring nature of love and its ability to overcome challenges and hardships. Overall, love is a powerful force that has the ability to shape our lives in countless ways, and it is something that should be cherished and nurtured. (ChatGPT answer to question "100 words on the importance of love with 2 famous songs from 1990s" generated on January 3, 2023) [Givent that current AI tools work by readings an immense body of texts generated by people in recent years and in English, it is not surprising that this "artificial" answer might appear so "right" in America, but might not so appear at other times among other populations]