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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Squirrel Encounter

Big, fluffy squirrel
looked in at me
holding me still with her eyes

Paws gripping and ungripping
tail struggling not to flitter

Sunlight speckling
an abstract background

Moments stretched 
to more and longer

My fingers wanting to tap
toes aching to dance

Wishing I had a tail to swish

Caught in the magic of the light
 squirrel encounter…

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