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, November 17, 2011

Pond of Forgiveness

Bathing in the pond of forgiveness
near the meadow
out beyond right and wrong

There is no other peace
like immersing self
in those still waters

Birds chirping overhead
warmth of the loving sun
ready to enfold me
like a babe in arms

Soft fertile Earth
ready to foster
and nurture new growth
softened by my salty tears
and seeded by my timid smiles

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