“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

All day long the little burro labours, sometimes
with heavy loads 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, Dominican monk, Christian mystic, priest and scholar

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