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, July 23, 2015

Wisdom's Tree

Settled into the bones of it
sunk deep into the essence
a seed of confidence sprouts

How solid the ground?
How bright the travails?

Watered in time with sweat and tears
fed in truth by life’s substance
hardened by brisk breezes of reason

A tree of wisdom grows
on the bank of age’s pond

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