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, April 19, 2012

Love Reigns Everywhere

There is a place
amongst the stars somewhere

Or in a drop of moisture
dangled from a tiny hair

A constellation so miniscule
we’re not aware it’s there

It’s way out or way in or both
where Love reigns and fills the air

The very breath of life inspires
everyone who is there

And it’s all different
and so much the same

For, in my heart, I know it’s One everywhere

• • •

"There is a moment, a chip in time
When leaving home is the lesser crime
When your eyes are blind with tears, but your heart can see
Another life, another galaxy
"

–Paul Simon


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