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, September 26, 2011

Heart's Nature

And as the balance tipped
Toward the days of shadow

Life falling like leaves
To drift into piles

Or scurry away
According to the whims
Of the wind

Then dreams brightened
Quickened in the bed of silence

Nurtured by the heart’s
Ever hopeful nature

Inner sunshine on a bleak day…

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