Most every work day for more than 9 years now, Dena has written a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009 Marshal started typing them up. Now, it has become our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Crucible of Life

Distilled essence emerges
when still

Having gone through the fire
 crucible of life
instilled with light
heat of passion

Deep thirst quenched
at the eternal spring
refreshing spirit

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rainbow Gold

Delight, the light
as it tingles up the spine

Like it does
when you meld
with a rainbow

That’s the pot of gold…

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fear's Surrender

Flipping through choices
like a rolodex gone awry

Amazed, eyes glazed over
overwhelmed by abundance

Scared rabbit
deer in the headlights
surrenders

In that moment
peace rises to the top

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Precious Weave

An old yarn dyed and tied
in knots anew
knitted brow expressing
heights and dips, ins and outs

The fabric of our lives
intertwined threads
laughter and friendship, sadness and joy
woven together in patterned colors

You are precious to the weave of my life
without you, the cloth would be
weaker, less intricate

With you woven in
my colors are complemented

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Beauty Is

Mist covered mountains
eyebrows of the Earth
rise up and dance

Mother rolls her
loving eyes at us

Beauty is…