Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser
May your feet, here now, know the support of the Earth,
the mother of your mother’s mother’s mother and all
the mothers before her.
May, in this light, you know the guidance of the Sun,
the father of your father’s father’s father and all
the fathers before him.
May you know the sisterhood of women who
will embrace and hold space for your soul’s seed
to break and who, in their own way, pray that because
of this necessary breaking, there will emerge and grow
something that serves others without
demand of reciprocity.
May you know the brotherhood of men who
stand beside you as you stand beside them,
all familiar strangers, dedicated to protecting the ache
of uncertainty, difference, and belonging
so that we may liberate the fears that otherwise
divide, diminish, and destroy otherness.
May you stand in the presence of my gratitude.
Thank you for showing me where blessings are needed.
© 2019/Jamie K. ReaserFrom "Bless this Day" (a work in progress)
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