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

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

that.

Love Frees.

~ Meister Eckhart ~

(Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinsky)

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