The Daily Napkin

Most every work day for more than 11 years, I wrote a love note, poem or other inspirational thought, on a napkin – and tucked it in my husband, Marshal’s, lunch – a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009, Marshal started typing them up. It became OUR ritual of the heart to share the Daily Napkin as a blog. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. I took several months to re-evaluate and decide what I was going to do. The poetry of the napkin is now joined with my art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

New Prayer

    today my prayers changed   palpable incredibly believable   awoke my sense of wonder my faith   opened new vistas panoramas a new path  

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Humbled

    Humbled   She invited me into her heart, her home... the center of her life.   There, the loveliness of her elder spirit, quite rooted in the Joy of her exuberant little girl, shown in quiet simplicity through every detail.   Humbled, I am, by her...

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Saturated

    Saturated   As my thoughts concluded I got on with the busyness of the day   Once hatched... epiphanies take on a life of their own multiplying exponentially   Layers upon layers they will build up and mix it up until perceptual palate is...

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High Time

      It's high time you come out of hiding don't you think?   Let us see you  in your fullness and brilliance   Bless us with your presence   You, in all of your uniqueness,  are a precious, shiny gift... radiant and glorious you  

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Enter Here

    Enter here your path the path of life  of your choice   The gateway an open door always open always changing inviting   Make your choosing while alive while awake conscious and aware   Joy it is  that walks the path Joy it is  the destination...

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Begin Again Again

Begin again in this moment once more Begin Again Leaning on guidance stepping out in faith in knowing with the heart of a child Beginners heart begin.again.again Think of old Finnigan do the little dance and song or not Begin...       Taking one more step...

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Blessings for the Longest Night

    Enter Winter Solstice,  Longest night is near   Hear the heart, its’ yearning   Invokes the light’s return   Mystery all around  Blessings abound    May you be surrounded  and in-filled by love and light!  

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Thanks Giving

    There is such an abundance of things to be thankful for...   I could start saying them right now, continue speaking them every moment, every day from here on and not have finished on the day I died... And so I do   Thank you for being part of this abundant life...

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Soul Gifts

Our gifts are meant To stretch our capabilities And stretching is Always a challenge!   So, be attentive To your soul’s joy Let your soul’s delight Be your compass   In Love, it’s begun…    

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Balance

Blending the elements fire and water earth and air   Finding balance which may be different than yours, than theirs   Always in upheaval of one kind or another moving, alive, short stasis   And around again Again…

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Honoring

Honoring you for your work the day to day nose to it and way more with a cherry on top (not maraschino)   The pulling, the seeping The trudging, the weeping The smiling, the joy work   Involving the unfolding Allowing bigger Discovering lighter Enabling growth  ...

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Fickle Feathers

Like feathers falling from who knows where   Thoughts and other mental activities drifted upon the corners nooks and craniums   Touched down in silent celebration jubilant in a mute kind of way a gaggle of possibilities tickled inferences   While the occasional...

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