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.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Birth Day

there is nothing more spiritual
infused with awe and gratitude
imbued with life's luscious
essence of sacred breath
than entrance into this world

years ago in almost spring
with the innate aplomb
innocence and elemental grit
creation's nature
you appeared yowling and kicking
a blessing bound forever in my heart

Today is my eldest daughter's 37th birthday. Happy birthday!!

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