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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ode to My Toes

How about those toes?

Once around the block
Or once around a lifetime

They’ve helped me keep my balance
In even the most unsettling times
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A portrait of my toes
I once portrayed in blues
Like Picasso or a kindergartner
In oils on canvas

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On tippy, running, relaxing
Or dancing, twirling, stomping

The toes have it
They win my vote
And gratitude

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