m‌ay we be reached

Kelly Blaser
1 min readDec 17, 2021


bell‌ ‌hooks‌ ‌went‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌quite‌ ‌a‌ ‌moment.‌ ‌
a tragic repeat, or an opening, a dispersion of earthseed?

may‌ ‌we‌ ‌listen‌ ‌to‌ ‌her‌ ‌now,‌ ‌
may‌ ‌we‌ ‌be‌ ‌reached.‌ ‌
may‌ ‌she‌ ‌rest‌ ‌in‌ ‌brilliant‌ ‌peace,‌ ‌brilliant‌ ‌power
may we reach towards her understanding
and‌ ‌may‌ ‌we‌ ‌be‌ ‌reached.‌ ‌

bell hooks ‌went‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌midst‌ ‌of‌ ‌an‌ ‌awakening
‌ and she‌ ‌went‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌midst‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌storm ‌
may‌ ‌the ‌center‌ ‌hold
as we cradle her in our full attention
may our every center hold

We pray that she rest in peace
the ‌deep‌ ‌peace‌ ‌she had all‌ ‌along.
“Healing is an act of communion.” She said.
We break bread together. Everyone in refuge.

We are praying for the‌ ‌communion‌ ‌of‌ ‌healing,‌
for fathomless‌ ‌space‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌midst‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌toil.‌ ‌
May‌ ‌her‌ ‌deep‌ ‌peace‌ ‌break‌ ‌through‌ ‌to‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌us now.‌ ‌ ‌

May‌ ‌we‌ ‌be‌ ‌reached.‌ ‌

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Kelly Blaser

Marriage and Family Therapist and Dharma Teacher. Founder of DharmaBridge and SomaPsychotherapy