Long, long time ago, there existed an island, on which all feelings of the people lived: The good humour, the sadness, the knowledge …. and like all other feelings also the love.
One day the feelings where informed that the island was going to sink. So, they prepared their ships and left the island. Only the love wanted to wait till the last moment.
Before the sinking of the island, the love asked for help. The wealth passed the love on a luxurious ship. She asked: "Wealth, can you take me with you?"
"No, I cannot. I have so many gold and silver aboard that there is no place for you left."
Now, the love asked the pride which passed by on a wonderful ship. "Pride, I beg you, can you take me with you?"
"Love, I cannot take you with me", answered the pride. "Here everything is so perfect. You could damage my ship."
Then the love asked the sadness which passed her by. "Sadness, please take me with you."
"Oh, love", the sadness said. "I am so sad that I have to stay alone."
Also the good humour passed the love, but it was so satisfied that it did not hear, what the love was shouting.
Suddenly a voice said: "Come love, I take you with me." It was an old man who spoke. The love was so grateful and so happy that it forgot to ask the old for his name.
When they landed, the old went away.
The love remarked that it owed him very much and asked the knowledge: "Knowledge, could you tell me who has helped me?"
"It was the time", answered the knowledge.
"The time?", asked the love. "Why the time has helped me?"
And the knowledge answered: "Because only the time understands how important the love is in life."