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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day

on the surface of our mother
in the cities built by man
many times it is so easy
to forget from whence we came

though the voices whisper
in our inner ear at times
when the silence helps us hear
urgings so sublime

yet the honks and sirens blowing
and the rush of day to day
may detour our awareness
keep quiet guidance at bay

so this mothers day I'm suggesting
take a moment to check in
feel the earth and all creation
and then earnestly within

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