Like in the book The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss when Chronicler, Bast and Kvothe (all very confident men) start discussing women:
Frowning, Chronicler opened his mouth, but Bast held up a hand to stop him. 'No, listen. I've got it now. You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she's beautiful, she'll think you're sweet, but she won't believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding.' Bast gave a grudging shrug. 'And sometimes that's enough.'Definitely one of my favorite book quotes and it completely reminds me of one of my favorite, favorite songs--Feels Like a Woman by Zucchero
His eyes brightened. 'But there's a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you . . .' Bast gestured excitedly. 'Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn't seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.'
Have I told you to read The Name of the Wind yet? (I know I have). It's excellent. Definitely worth taking your time to delve into. I do, however, warn you that it's the first of an unfinished trilogy.
Silence is loud
Without her whispers
My body craves her touch
Such are my prayers
Every break of dawn
To open my eyes
And see her by my side
When the earth shakes
And the tide breaks
Feels like a woman
So much power takes my breath away
And if you've never heard this song before--which comes off of the French Kiss soundtrack (good movie)--be sure to watch the video below.
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Books : The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Music: Feels Like a Woman by Zucchero