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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Turtle Medicine

In the face of adversity
Turtle pulled into her shell
into the place of safety

This is not a bad thing
it simply is…
just like turtle’s speed
Later, the same day
that turtle just stood up
on stilty legs

And started walking
on her journey

Alive and alert
to the gentle breeze
upon the face

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