Friday, June 27, 2014

What Is Sanctuary to You?

Home, church, a place of protection, a Scottish croft, a Jewish schtel, a snow cave, a grain basket, a hotel, a beekeepers farm, a mountain retreat-all have been sanctuaries to different characters both fictional and real. Deborah, a leasing agent, said her sanctuary is her home. "Home is a place where you take your faith, where you have your retreat. It's peace, comfort, safety, and security," she affirmed. An apartment resident, a former Chicagoan, showed no hesitation in his choice: the Church and worship. He was adamant in his rejection of any other connotation. Another resident, a young loquacious Indian wife named Sumi defines sanctuary as "anyplace that makes me feel good: a waterfall, a swimming pool, a place with people I feel safe with." progressive player karaoke machine rj 4200 icon compound mesh motorcycle jackets digital navigation bluetooth hands free multimedia launch tech 301050116 transmission scanner 111197 chrome projector headlight reflector little giant apcp 1700 automatic submersible awesome grey wolf art 5x7area profollica 3 month supply wwe full size comforter sheet limited edition oster clipper funkadelic garrett wade modelmaking soldering station einszett 913913 anti insekt bug remover ez 8 rv fuel pump volt hauler black aluminum putting voltage landscape digital navigation bluetooth hands free multimedia commercial carpet tile random assorted electric radiant heating digital thermostat american girl felicity doll paperback awesome grey wolf art 5x7area xerox colorqube 8570 108r00926 108r00927 metal bookcase shelves 34 1 light ghost shell tachikoma cast figure garrett wade modelmaking soldering station canon rebel t5i digital camera tumi voyageur monaco travel lipstick black aluminum putting voltage landscape oscar schmidt left handed dreadnought acoustic electric icebreaker womens viento sleeve hoodie woodstock d4077 880 pound capacity electric american girl felicity doll paperback progressive player karaoke machine rj 4200 jay robb whey protein strawberry stools upholstered rich cappuccino finish ghost shell tachikoma cast figure launch tech 301050116 transmission scanner gateway dx4860 ur28 desktop black kala ka smht mahogany ukulele polishing icebreaker womens viento sleeve hoodie little giant apcp 1700 automatic submersible sog specialty knives mb 02 pendulum nikon buckmasters 3 9x40mm nikoplex matte stools upholstered rich cappuccino finish limited edition oster clipper funkadelic atwood 93844 gas control valve wooden lazy susan natural diam gateway dx4860 ur28 desktop black digital navigation bluetooth hands free multimedia speaker security 1997 2006 wrangler unlimited fuji gravity xpc spray gun sog specialty knives mb 02 pendulum awesome grey wolf art 5x7area kids building block compatible table colored bauer premium goalie wheel junior atwood 93844 gas control valve garrett wade modelmaking soldering station stillen kb12742 front lip spoiler le creuset l2129 2559 cast iron marseille speaker security 1997 2006 wrangler unlimited lg g2 black verizon wireless black aluminum putting voltage landscape hooker furniture melange fallon console kids building block compatible table colored deco peacock maidens illuminated statue american girl felicity doll paperback spalding 52 inch in ground basketball backboad stillen kb12742 front lip spoiler asus tf300t a1 cg 10 1 inch 16gb tablet ghost shell tachikoma cast figure trivision nc 213wf surveillance expandable smartphone lg g2 black verizon wireless monoprice 1000 feet ethernet stranded 102267 icebreaker womens viento sleeve hoodie sunpentown uf 150w cu ft freezer white deco peacock maidens illuminated statue 83m00 lennox oem surelight replacement stools upholstered rich cappuccino finish asus tf300t a1 cg 10 1 inch 16gb tablet iittala sarpaneva 3 quart casserole wooden 08 13 harley flhrc mustang 1 piece monoprice 1000 feet ethernet stranded 102267 gateway dx4860 ur28 desktop black ingersoll rand 2190dti 6 titanium pnuematic extended seiko superior limited divers srp455 83m00 lennox oem surelight replacement sog specialty knives mb 02 pendulum maui jim 38146 chocolate sunglasses fluke networks ack lrat ciq lrat 2000 troubleshooting atwood 93844 gas control valve 08 13 harley flhrc mustang 1 piece hunter 53171 52 inch antique fan booyah bicycle trailer jogger shocks seiko superior limited divers srp455 speaker security 1997 2006 wrangler unlimited novelty lights hd mbs 50 24 bk commercial suspended 2013 fxr x cross boots black fluke networks ack lrat ciq lrat 2000 troubleshooting nikon dx format digital 18 55mm 55 200mm kids building block compatible table colored invicta 14425 taylor analog display booyah bicycle trailer jogger shocks To a retired minister and his organist-wife, sanctuary is found in their religious faith, practiced not only in various churches but also in their everyday generosity as exemplified in their volunteer work and providing transportation to individuals without means of travel. To my father it was escape to a fresh-water fishing camp where he could withdraw from the cares of business and family. It wasn't in catching a quantity of fish so much as it was in the quietness, the closeness to nature, the hypnotic aura of a flat-bottom boat rocking gently in a river's current or on a lake's rippling surface. In one of his literary works, Mrs. Warren's Profession, British satirist playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote that a hotel is a kind of sanctuary from the incessant demands of home life-the opposite of the leasing agent's acknowledgment of home as a sanctuary. Hamish Macbeth, the lovable, crime-solving, totally unambitious Scottish bobby of M. C. Beaton's mystery series, finds sanctuary in the serene Highlands village of Lochdubh and, more specifically, in his humble police station and simple croft. For the Jewish boy Reuven and his baby sister Rachel in Kathryn Lasky's Broken Song, a novel set in tsarist Russia, sanctuary is found, in turn, in violin music, especially Dvorak's classics; in a grain basket; and a snow cave. After their beloved schtel, a small village, is destroyed by brutal Cossack troops, the brother and sister alone escape.

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