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, October 18, 2012

Enjoy the Ride

Recently, as well as specific times
in far and quickly past
the day gets caught in the flow

Rapids tumbling or steady strong stream
it doesn’t matter which or what

Like passengers on the roller coaster
arms raised as high as eyebrows
with grins as wide as all that
thrill flows through the gut

And all along the way – miracles
happenstance and chance meetings
connections with fellow travellers
bumping up against logs of resistance

I’m here, alive, and enjoying the ride…

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