What's Your Sanctuary?

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Kendra Givens
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What's Your Sanctuary?

Post by Kendra Givens »

A few weeks ago, I was talking about band rehearsal with some friends. I'm a flute player, and I play in a local community band. I thought about how much I hate to miss rehearsals, and couldn't quite articulate why. Then someone said 'maybe that's your sanctuary'. Then it made sense to me.

The definition of a sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. When I go to rehearsal, I'm with other people who are also passionate about making music. I'm responsible for nothing but making an inanimate object sing and being aware of the emotion in the room as I'm doing so. If you've ever experienced goosebumps as you absorb a really powerful chord in a song, you might know what I'm talking about. I don't have to think about work stress, or home stress, or anything else. I can just be where I am and let the rest of the world be for a while. There's no feeling quite like that.

So, my question to you is...what's your sanctuary? (Please remember to keep responses HOL appropriate.)

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