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.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Next Moment

Needing to make it
to the next marker of time

Engaged in the activity
of an illustrious hour
or something more mundane

Meanwhile,  squirrels play
in the shiny sunlight

Red tail there, sparkling
in a dazzled kind of way
(certainly, not a mean way)

Light quickly dappling
upon the windows of my soul
as I wind up tighter and tighter
in my rush to get to the next moment

Friday, April 24, 2015


One teeny weeny
little bitty
tiny nanosecond
contains it all!  (Everything…)

Yet, there is no container
large enough
to hold Spirit’s
love for all of creation

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mental Vacation

Fraught with naught
but stellar ideas
and pontifications

Plied and tied
with arguments
of amusement

They bandied about
a bantered topic without
any need for conclusion

Merely a romp in their minds

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quiet Morning

Grey morning breezes
tickle leaves vibrating

Squirrels still hiding
sleepy heads

Brilliant blooms of yesterday
trying with all their glory
to awaken sunlight
or other colorful thoughts

All are waiting
Quiet morning…

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Walking Together

Arm in arm or
Hand in hand or
Side by side or
Together in Spirit

We walk our own paths
our separate unique paths


Supporting, encouraging, nurturing
loving, playing, cajoling

• • •

Just saying, “Thank you”
for your part of Us