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A letter from schizophrenic patient Emmy Hauck to her husband. It consists only phrase „Herzensschatzi komm” (Darling please come) and „komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over. Terrible pain.

A portrait of despair. 1909, Emma Hauck, age 30, was diagnosed with dementia. When determined to be incurable, Emma was transferred to Wiesloch asylum. She passed away 11 years later, leaving a heartbreaking collection of letters all written obsessively in her hand. Each desperate letter is directed at her absent husband, Mark, every page thick with overlapping text “Herzensschatzi komm” (“Sweetheart come”) over and over; or the plea, “komm komm komm,” (“come come come”) thousands of…

Letter to my husband, circa 1909, Emma Hauck while in a psychiatric hospital. She wrote over and over "Sweetheart come." Included in "Letters of Note" a collection of 125 of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, due to be published October 24th 2013.

Sans titre Edmund Monsiel sans titre 1949 mine de plomb sur papier 19,2 x 15,5 cm © crédit photographique Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

Detailed small drawing by Polish self-taught artist Edmund Monsiel, from the Outsider Art Sourcebook and Raw Vision #10. http://rawvision.com/artists/edmund-monsiel

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