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, December 22, 2014

Bursting Forth

Like the ruby-tipped tulip
or bursting fireworks
you burst forth
from your center

A joyous explosion
of bliss
bundle of light

With each day
may the light grow

We mentioned that we were nearing 1,000 Napkins a while back. Not all napkins have been typed, as there were several years of napkins before we started typing them. Still, there are a good number of napkins that have been typed, yet not posted. The number of napkins typed was nearing a thousand, and is now well over that mark. With this post we have eight more to release publicly to reach 1,000. We will post the thousandth napkin on January 1, 2015!

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