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“Do the careful, donkey-tending work.”

There are such vicious and empty flatterers in your life. Do the careful, Donkey-tending work. Don’t trust that to anyone else. – from “After the Meditation” by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks The 11th-century Persian poet Rumi lived and wrote a long way from the 21st-century Deep South, where we would simply say: if you want it done right, do it yourself. “Do the careful, donkey-tending work” is the way that Rumi put it. Though most of us don’t work with or even own a donkey – me included –… Read more “Do the careful, donkey-tending work.”