Little Book of Eternal Wisdom
Listen to me, all you that love the world: I had her too, but she ran off on me! She was nothing but a hallucination. And where is she now? What happened to all the promises she made me and the dreams we shared?
What would I have, Miss World, even though I had clung to you for a thousand years? Everything is gone! Just like that, in a moment you vanished! That is what you are like.
I thought I held you in my arms, but you left me sit. Now I see how treacherous you are. If a fellow does not want to let you go in a nice way, you leave in a bad way. Well, you murderess, now I tell you farewell for good! May God be merciful to you! Deceive whom you will but you will never deceive me again.
Heinrich Seuse, ca. 1295-1366, Schwaben, Germany