I was deeply saddened to hear of Brother Blair’s passing. But also deeply grateful for the opportunity to have met and known and even blessed to -at times- been able to serve Brother Blair and Sister Regina. I never had the best experience with my own father in youth, though I loved him dearly. I was often afraid of his volatile anger, and so when I first met Brother Blair, he seemed, from far away, to be austere and unapproachable. In reality, he never was so, and I would find time and time again that his eyes would smile before his mouth, and he always spoke to me in kindness, even in the times when he was encouraging me to press in. Yes, I was profoundly impacted for the good, for God, by Brother Blair, and I am not ashamed for anyone to know it. My heart is with you all.