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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gold Lamé

The healed seams in his aura
glistened like gold lamé
his broken heart mended

The story they told was old
of life with good wife
and other exterior props

The truth shone through
from a deeper bond -
his hard work and Spirit

In-filled joy is easy and bright…

*There is a practice among Japanese potters. When they fix a broken pot, they fill the crack with gold, honoring the experiences that caused the breakage, and  treating that breakage and subsequent repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

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