Monday, February 07, 2011
Here at the Oasis, we try to help support you and your writing career with ideas, tools and the like. Monday's are usually Sanctuary days. I'm not so sure I have a tip or tool for you, maybe more of a discussion on the many levels and types of Sanctuaries.
One crafter friend just simply cannot sleep unless she's wrapped in her husband's arms. She calls that snuggled-up tight space her Sanctuary. I nodded and Mm-hmm-ed while she extolled the vitrues, but my first thought was, "Are you kidding me?!" A little cuddle before I go to sleep, sure, but I like my space and can't imagine someone snoring at me up close and personal all night. And months ago here on the blog, I suggested reading in the bathroom, because that's where I'd escaped to find a little "sanctuary." Well, not anymore. *cue the pouting* My teen daughter thought that was such a fabulous idea she adopted it and now soaks in the bath for hours after school. I have to bang on the door and beg just to use the bathroom now. Sanctuary lost...for me.
So, maybe Sanctuary is what you make of it. Lately, I've retreated to the bedroom, with an extra blanket and my laptop, or a good book. Maybe it's walking on a treadmill and losing yourself in the motion. Maybe it's bouncing blog to blog and just reading. Maybe it's being on Twitter, or FaceBook, MySpace, etc. Maybe Sanctuary is getting lost in writing.
When life barrels at you like a freight train, where do you find Sanctuary?