I was dead and I became alive
I was tears and I became laughter
The reign of love began and I became eternal
This is how it works:
Love said: If you are not mad,
you are not welcome in this house!
So I became mad and
stumbled through the wilderness
Love said: If you are too clever and sober, you are not welcome!
So I became intoxicated with love
I drowned myself in the sacred wine
Love said: Oh Candle, you are using your light to attract others
I screamed: Take my light!
And I became nothing but smoke
Love said: You have glued feathers to your arms,
why should I give you my wings?
So I tore off my feathers.
Now I can fly