Friday, March 4, 2011

Life's Desolation, Consolation in the Interior Life

A farmer's elderly, frail donkey was not cooperating.

Tired perhaps. Sick.

The donkey fell in in a ditch.

Frustrated, the farmer decided to let it go, and simply cover the donkey with dirt.

Each shovel of soil poured over the donkey was shaken by him. Then the donkey stomped the soil.

Again, another shovel full of dirt was sprinkled the donkey.

Likewise, the donkey wiggled its way out of it, and, even seemed to rise some as it
pushed down the dirt underfoot.

Finally, frustrated further, the farmer just went his way without the donkey.

Others wondered where the donkey was and what happened.

"I just had to shake it off," he said.


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