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, March 6, 2015

Hearts Home

Back in the days
when I was young
still in school - still at home
She was there for me
she kept the home
of my aching heart
Holding space for
my dreams to breathe
doing all she could
to keep me safe and free
being the best she could be
Today, this day, I honor her
gratitudes and memories
wrapped in love
Giving thanks with
hugs of thought
tears and smiles entwined

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