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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friendship Poem

If I were to write a friendship poem
filled with joy, love
my deep appreciation

And hide it in the pocket of your shirt
or prop it up on the table
where you eat your breakfast

What a little thing
that would be

Yet shift happens

Like a butterfly’s fluttering wing
that one small act moves mountains
eventually or sooner

As you come to know a little more
how very much you are loved

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