“You left me standing out in the cold
People ask about you, I didn’t tell them everything I knew
Well, I’m trying to get closer but I’m still a million miles from you.”
(Bob Dylan in Million miles)
“Why — do they shut me out of Heaven?
Did I sing — too loud?
But — I can sing a little minor,
Timid as a bird.”
(E. Dickinson in Further poems of Emily Dickinson)
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts ..." (W. Shakespeare in As you like it) Bottrop (D)