I did not write this poem....but I MUST share it. It is too good to not show.
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
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.
~ Meister Eckhart ~
(Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinsky)