I read these words by Meister Eckhart and sink into my absorption first with the bird nest outside my bedroom, and now with the majesty of this spider Charlotte and the intricacies of what she spins. Love Frees!
LOVE DOES THAT
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
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
~ Meister Eckhart ~
(Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinsky)