I’m thinking about what love does…


by Meister Eckhart

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes

with heavy loads on her back

and sometimes just with worries

about things that bother only


And worries, as we know,

can be more exhausting

than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes

to her stable and brings

a pear, but more

than that,

he looks into the burro’s eyes

and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free

and even seems to laugh

because love does that.

Love frees.


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