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, September 30, 2013

Ocean Memory

Within the conch
the memory of the ocean
sings out, always
The symphony of the sea
never forgotten...

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With the conch
we clear the air
while summoning
ancient wisdom

haunting our bones
ocean memory
awakening, tingling
salty water within our bodies
our symphonic instruments

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