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, November 19, 2013

Happy Constellation

Toward the front of the experience
where little thoughts had big ideas
epiphanies arose from their lips
 
Bubbling up from some hidden spring
as they discuss sweet intricacies
of yet another morselled life feast
 
It was in that happy constellation
that a world of understanding cracked open
 
As in the course of easy conversation
with words bandied about like batted birdy
that spouting geysers of recognition
bloomed instant grandiosity
 
"Ah!  Imperfection is our ticket
to earthly manifestation."

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