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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Peaceful Silence

In the cave
hidden on the cliffside
Rockfall and rubble
bushes and grasses all around

In that silent solitary place
near the river of my life
I sat in communication
with the bugs and animals

And became more connected
with the earth in the walls
and through the rock on which I sat
silently in peace…

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