Most every work day for more than 11 years, Dena wrote 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. It became our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. Dena took several months to re-evaluate and decide what she was going to do. Since she is also simplifying, she is in the process of incorporating all 8 (including this one) websites into one. With that in mind, the poetry of the napkin is now joined with her art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All for One

Like an earnest
herd of elephants,
community gathered 'round
held her up with love
and other soft arguments
bolstered her confidence
when her own faltered...
The family of man and woman
came through in the pinch,
left her not in a lurch
and kept aloft her trusting heart

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