On 3rd of January 1889, Nietzsche suffered a mental collapse. The story may be a tale; what actually happened that night remains unknown. Nietzsche ran to a horse that was whipped by the landlord, threw his arms up around its neck sobbing to protect the horse, and then collapsed to the ground.
Today is his 169th birthday and I would love to share one of his quote:
“One must still have chaos in oneself
to be able to give birth to a dancing star”
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra
This picture was taken from http://www.shardcore.org/shardpress/index.php/2011/07/20/nietzsche-and-the-horse-2011/