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, May 18, 2015

Languish Quietly

Never mind
the mindless chatter

Nor the laws of men
against Nature
born of control issues
in pursuit of greed or power

Let them languish quietly instead
bellies up, laying in the grass
on a field of understanding

Surrounded by compassion
and the sweet aroma of hope

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