“Love Does That”
Meister Eckhart, 1260 – 1328,
a Christian priest, mystic and heretic
All day long a little burro labors,
sometimes with heavy loads on her back
and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only burros.
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