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, April 18, 2011

Lavish Beauty

So many times I've pondered the meaning
of such lavish beauty
From the tiniest detail
in the bend of a twig
or the face of a flower
to the ravenous expanse
of the jeweled night sky
I can barely absorb
a fraction of the perfection
without my heart expanding so big
it feels it would burst
in humble appreciation
(Thank you to Lisa & Ron Vanhuuksloot for photo and layout.)

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