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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Daily Napkin for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Before dawn, before the birds
in the dark, the smell of sage
burning sage, a wakeup call
and so we gathered
'round the fire to dance
to sing the world awake
We tatooed Earth with our feet
steady footsteps to the drum
sang each bird, each 4 legged,
every one awake and honored
and then the Sun
And gave thanks for the new day

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