Monday, November 25, 2013

Love Frees

All day long a little burro labours, 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
than physical labour.

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
and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh, 
because love does 

Love frees.

Meister Eckhart