Philip Glass - “Knee 5 (Two Lovers)”, from Einstein on the Beach (1976)
“Two lovers sat on a park bench with their bodies touching each other, holding hands in the moonlight. There was silence between them. So profound was their love for each other, they needed no words to express it.
“And so they sat in silence, on a park bench, with their bodies touching, holding hands in the moonlight.
“Finally she spoke: ‘Do you love me, John?’ she asked. ‘You know I love you, darling,’ he replied. ‘I love you more than tongue can tell. You are the light of my life, my sun, moon and stars. You are my everything. Without you I have no reason for being.’
“Again there was silence as the two lovers sat on a park bench, their bodies touching, holding hands in the moonlight.
“Once more she spoke: ‘How much do you love me, John?’ she asked. He answered: ‘How much do I love you? Count the stars in the sky. Measure the waters of the oceans with a teaspoon. Number the grains of sand on the sea shore. Impossible, you say?’”