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Where is your sanctuary?

Is it place, a person, a song or piece of music? An activity or an interest?

What quiets your mind and settles your heart?
Fairydust · F
Being out in nature, often with my headphones on. 🎶☀️🌿🌊
rrraksamam · 31-35, M
Sitting on the rooftop of my building looking down at the streets at night
DrWatson · 70-79, M
I have a certain chair where I like to read. Or, I go to a coffee house and do the same.

Books. Not e-whatever.
Musicman · 61-69, M
@DrWatson Back when I worked sometime the winters were slow and we wouldn't work every day. On a day off I use to enjoy bringing a book and going out for lunch about 1:30. By that time the lunch rush was ending. The wait all knew me and would keep my drink refilled and I would sit there after lunch and just read for an hour or two. I use to really enjoy that.
At my piano, playing Debussy, Ravel or Satie. I’m trying to get back to it. It was something special I shared with my mother, so when she passed away earlier this year I found myself not wanting to play as much.
SW-User
@bijouxbroussard Same here. Mum played the piano and organ and wrote hymns and spiritual songs. My childhood was full of music.

Since the Covid lockdown, I can't touch the keyboard, and Mum passing earlier this year hasn't helped. When I go to my parents' house to work on moving stuff, the silence is very strange. Last year, in the mornings when standing at Mum's door with my key in hand, I would often hear her playing the piano inside the house...
DrWatson · 70-79, M
@bijouxbroussard That is a beautiful sanctuary , which most of us are not talented enough to enter into. I encourage you to embrace it again. 🤗
AlchemyFox · 36-40, F
Barefoot, alone in nature. Observing and thinking in poetry
Musicman · 61-69, M
Our home. It's paid for and ours.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
It used to be a journey on the way to somewhere.
Bus; train; underground; plane...
The getting to rather than the arrival.
These days it's more those rare minutes of peace when I briefly have nothing to do
exexec · 61-69, C
Weather permitting (which is not now at 100 degrees), I go to a lake by myself and commune with nature. Inside, I have a list of songs that give me peace in my heart.
PEACH4LIFE · 46-50, F
My craft room. It gives me peace.
thepreposterouspanda · 31-35, M
I honestly don't know at this point. The old safe spaces are feeling alien and uncomfortable at this point.
thepreposterouspanda · 31-35, M
@SW-User I'm so over the clear cutting. :( They've chopped acres and acres down here recently for neighborhoods that still haven't been built. Also an industrial park and they're about to clear another however much for a truck stop.

I know it's affecting my mental health and I can only assume it's affecting everyone else's too. Also really messing up the weather patterns here.

I just wonder how long it can go on before it has gone too far. 😕
SW-User
@thepreposterouspanda I do so agree that clearcutting with loss of farms and wild areas affects our mental health immensely. It surprises and saddens me that so few people seem to recognise how big a problem this is.
thepreposterouspanda · 31-35, M
@SW-User They're too enamored with greed and "progress" I guess.

If progress means even MORE asphalt, then I'm not interested. 😅
SW-User
My sanctuary seems to be a still place inside myself these days. Things around me have been changing too rapidly for me to hold on to anything else.
@elafina There's been too much fire available this year...
elafina · 36-40, F
@SomeMichGuy I'm talking about a small warming fire
@elafina Yeah...just too much fire this year...
elafina · 36-40, F
My hands. My hands on my belly, my hands on my heart
Jexie · 22-25, F
Currently in my life it's SW
Jexie · 22-25, F
@Applepiedom Music as well though and movies
Applepiedom · 56-60, M
@Jexie that's good. It's just scary for this to be sanctuary but I too find some peace being here
Jexie · 22-25, F
@Applepiedom It's a distraction
Cigarguy101 · 41-45, M
Sitting by a fire listening to jazz with a cigar and whiskey
Sitting on my bed with my kid and cat

 
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