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, July 28, 2014

Embracing the Tell

Have you ever noticed…

Through the corner of your eye
or the edge of your hearing
without an inkling of a cause
except the tiniest tug in the gut


There on the periphery of perception
some truths lie in wait
 ever since pushed out of focus
on some long ago forgotten date

In an obscure attempt
to adjust with more accuracy
the lenses with a twist of fate

Else, guarding, in a simple
pursuit of happiness
and fed by delusions of denial
or other coping mechanisms
Those there -  tickling
the edges of our awareness

Embrace the tell, turn on the truth
and step into all of you…

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