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, November 2, 2010

Smell Awakens

She had a smell history
with built in buttons
for convenience and automation
Fresh bread baking
speaks to her of comfort and family
Fresh cut grass awakens
watermelon juice dripping
down the chin on hot summer day
Other's trigger memories
or attitudes or untouched feelings
She is not controlled by her history
and she is enriched by it

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