Sunday, April 17, 2011

92, or 21+5

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 exhausting
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 ears
and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,
because love does
Love frees.

~ Meister Eckhart



  1. wow. just, wow.

    also, this really made me miss having my ears touched.
    made me feel even more alone. i did not know such a thing was possible.