Любимая книжка Ротфусса между прочим.
Так вот, там есть песенка, которой я не могу не. Вот она в исполнении автора:
When I was a young man and very well thought of I couldn't ask aught that the ladies denied I nibbled their hearts like a handful of raisins And I never spoke love but I knew that I lied But I said to myself "Ah, they none of them know The secret I shelter and savor and save I wait for the one who will see through my seeming And I'll know when I love by the way I behave" The years drifted over like clouds in the heavens The ladies went by me like snow on the wind I charmed and I cheated, deceived and dissembled And I sinned and I sinned and I sinned and I sinned But I said to myself, "Ah, they none of them see There's part of me pure as the whisk of a wave My lady is late but she'll find I've been faithful And I'll know when I love by the way I behave" At last came a lady both knowing and tender Saying you're not at all what they take you to be I betrayed her before she had quite finished speaking And she swallowed cold poison and jumped in the sea And I say to myself when there's time for a word As I gracefully grow more debauched and depraved "Ah, love may be strong, but a habit is stronger And I knew when I loved by the way I behaved"
Очень поучительная история, мне кажется.
Не истина в последней инстанции, но вполне жизненно.