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, December 3, 2012

Life Takes Over


Life just takes over
like a speeding car
with a stuck accelerator

And , then I breathe

Here is the apex moment
where the choice arises

Fight in fear and anger
or surrender to God

And, then I breathe

Centering in being and doing
what I am guided to do

And life takes over…

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