How do we find our place on earth?
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled to feel at home in myself and in the world. It was therefore with great excitement in the last days of 2018 I read a book by Zenju Earthlyn Manual: “Sanctuary. A Meditation on Home, Homelesness, and Belonging”.
It is a beautiful, small and thoughtful book that describes the author’s search for herself, for a home and for sanctuary. A life deeply characterized by being black, queer, descended from slaves and woman and thus in search of a place to belong.
In the following I have taken quotations from the book that resonate with my own life. The sentences are brought here to reflect for those who themselves go the way of finding a place of refuge, a home, identity, tranquility or security.