Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment;
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.
And then Taylor says, "OK, you said it in French. Now let's say it in English." And so they sing it in English,
The pleasure of love lasts only a moment;
The pain of love lasts a whole life long.
and then Taylor thinks, "That's not much of a secret. There has to be something else." And then he decides (or maybe he realizes) that the real secret is that she likes it. She likes the pain. She likes the life-long pain of love. And I wonder how many other people in the audience thought to themselves, "Yes, girl. That's right."
But oh, that moment of pleasure. Made even sweeter because I was there with my son, his first time seeing Taylor, in all his brilliance, complexity, humor, and voice.