Kokoro 《心》

“She claimed that since Sensei disliked the world so much, it was inevitable that she should become a part of the object of Sensei’s dislike. But she could not convince herself that this was the correct explanation. The poor lady could not avoid thinking that perhaps the very opposite of this was true: namely, that Sensei had become weary of the world because of her. But again, she could find no way of confirming her suspicion. Sensei’s manner towards her was that of a loving husband. He was kind and thoughtful. Such, then, was her secret which she had kept in her heart all these years in gentle sorrow, and which she revealed to me that night.”

Kokoro, pt. 1 | Natsume Soseki / 夏目漱石