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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Brother Bear Dances

Our brother, Bear,
Awakes with a hunger

A hunger for food
A hunger for life

Dance, Bear dance

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Control's Illusion

Putting it right, lined up
organized, categorized
systemized according to
some arbitrary rightness
flavor of the moment
• • •
Making it right, aligned
de-sensitized, stabilized
aggrandized according to
crowd norms individually
translated in bones for now
• • •
Then, hummingbird wings by
hovering and looking
blows the whole control illusion
in the flapping of tiny iridescent wing

Monday, May 18, 2015

Languish Quietly

Never mind
the mindless chatter

Nor the laws of men
against Nature
born of control issues
in pursuit of greed or power

Let them languish quietly instead
bellies up, laying in the grass
on a field of understanding

Surrounded by compassion
and the sweet aroma of hope

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One of Countless First Steps

Opening to receive
an abundance of all good
is a service to everyone

As it clears the channels
of give and receive circulation
the lifeblood of thriving

The blossoming of a life’s path
the brilliance of epiphany
the miraculous unfolding

The current first step
on the journey of a lifetime

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Perfect Disguise

I wonder if that squirrel
out there on that branch
ever gets grumpy

If so, he’s hiding
in the perfect disguise
in all his cute squirrelliness

Maybe, if I’m totally me
I’ll appear playful and joyful
always, too…