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, April 27, 2015

Next Moment

Needing to make it
to the next marker of time

Engaged in the activity
of an illustrious hour
or something more mundane

Meanwhile,  squirrels play
in the shiny sunlight

Red tail there, sparkling
in a dazzled kind of way
(certainly, not a mean way)

Light quickly dappling
upon the windows of my soul
as I wind up tighter and tighter
in my rush to get to the next moment

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