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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Journey

Kind of pretty on the outside
light poking through crevices

Showing off the sparkly parts
more subdued on the inside

Words like clouds and picket fence
challenges and expanding hearts
come to mind
----------------------------------------------------
Clothing hitched up to cross the stream
time to get toes dirty in the mud

Breezes flapping hair and cloth
heart intrepid in the face of fear

Best friends side by side sometimes
and off on our own side path
at other times
discovering myriad nooks and crannies
as we keep going forward

Begin the journey once again
midstream at the start

Who knows where
at the end…



Today we celebrate our journey midstream. It's our 10 year anniversary!

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