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.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Daily Napkin for Thursday, December 3, 2009

In the closeness of the fog
palpable silence enfolds
all the birds hidden and silent
clustered in some forgotten place
Sounds of the adventurous,
foolhardy or brave
muffled, enclosed
Yet, even here, in this greyness
my heart beats the gentle rhythm
love sings a happy ditty
joy dances with abandon
hope rises to the occasion

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