Miss Pelican's Perch

Looking at my World from a Different Place



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 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. — The Daily Post

I have more than one oasis.   As I experience the complex situations of daily living,  I am like a traveler on the ancient Silk Road crossing a vast wilderness.  My oases, those quiet sanctuaries of refreshment, are strung like pearls along the way.

Sometimes my sanctuary is my car.  On many occasions I have just gotten in my car and started driving with no destination in mind.   I drive around and around until I have worked out the pressing issues on my mind — all within the privacy of a soundproof driver’s seat.

Another oasis  a small corner room on the topmost floor of my church.  It is a meeting room with cushy chairs and soft pillows — and a wireless internet connection — and I have often gone there when I needed some peace and quiet to read and reflect on situations.

Still another oasis is right in my living room when I slip on a headset and get lost in one of my playlists on my MP3 player.   Sometimes hours slip by as I get lost in my rock and roll and drift away… like the song lyrics say.

And finally, when I cannot find sanctuary in my car or at my church or in my living room, I will definitely find it in my mind.   I close my eyes and imagine a peaceful place.  Sometimes it is a garden by a lake, sometimes it is a fortress surrounded by snow covered mountains, sometimes it is a sandy beach on a sunny day.  At those places created by my mind’s eye, no one can disturb me and I am free to refresh my spirit and care for my soul.

ljgloyd (c) 2012    Image:  The Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, 2006

3 thoughts on “Oases

  1. I like this one. I considered writing about the oasis in my mind and in my car too! I agree, driving is a great way of freeing the mind.

  2. Pingback: Haiku: The Oasis Within… | Mirth and Motivation

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