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Child Maintenance

Darling, I know I promised you that we would be together forever. Married till death us do part and all that. But guess what? Last night, I had a dream. I dreamed that a lily was eaten by a horse. Can you believe it? A lily, eaten, by a horse!

You know what that means, don't you? No? It means I'm leaving you. For good. To go and live in a cave. Yes, I know we have ten hungry kids. But I had a dream - the lily, the horse!


The patron saint of Switzerland, St Nicholas of Flüe, was born in 1417. At the age of 50, after a distinguished military and judicial career, he left his wife and ten children to devote himself to a hermitic life of contemplation. His explanation was that he had received a mystical vision of a lily (the symbol of purity) being eaten by a horse (the symbol of the worldly life). Apparently, he survived without food for 19 years.

I think he was having an affair.