From December 4th Daily Prompt: Oasis
A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much.
I go to my living room. Amidst all the water and sea pictures that calm me (as I do love the water very much), I can be still and just BE. I can lie on the couch and see the sky and birds and trees beyond the window. Here is where I relax for a half hour when I get home from work, listening to Enya or classical music – a great time to close my eyes and get back in touch with my feelings, breathe deeply, and just appreciate. If being a cancer survivor taught me anything, it is about the importance of being and being thankful and appreciating life.
Now that it’s Christmas time I turn on the Christmas tree and turn off the other lights; I stare at the different ornaments and think about their collective histories.
My living room echoes the joy that is sometimes there. My husband and I gather there to talk over the day or to pray together. When occasionally I actually have time to read a book, I go to my haven and am surrounded by my cats, purring their acceptance and approval.