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.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Courageous Serenity

Examples aplenty
in Nature can be found
for serenity and courage
most naturally abound

Bear, for example, is easy
serenely walking the woods
yet with courage faces obstacles

And how 'bout squirrel
with all his chattering
stops to ponder for a moment
shows serenity in action
and courage planting trees
They've planted 4 oaks, 2 figs
2 maples and assorted grapes
in my yard

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