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, May 29, 2012

Old Habits

Returning to the old landscape
the landmarks were familiar

The faces of déjà vous
had not quite the same expression

The paths were worn
but adjusted to new configurations

Old habits die hard
still it’s easiest to tread lightly
on forgotten pathways

As if exploring for the first time
new joys await around the next bend

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