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 26, 2012

Seeds of Choice

They didn’t plant anything
yet the trees and wind and squirrels did

And up came the odd plant
and hundreds of sproutlings
in Spring after the rains


They planned and prepared
and planted seeds of choice

Drawing patterns of beauty
which made sense to them
and after Spring’s drizzles
and energetic doustings

Plants bearing promises
of sustenance and inspiration
burst forth to grow from fertile ground

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