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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Deja Vu

After these years together
as some sparkling new day begins
so many times I notice
it’s déjà vu all over again

Familiarity, it seems
(at least, in our experience)
causes not contemptuous lip

Instead a deepening of Love

With new eyes, I see you again
a whole new being with tender spots
and blossoming heart
Ever richer connection

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