The Oxford Dictionary describes sanctuary as a place of refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger. Sanctuary is derived from the Latin word sanctuarium. The root word ‘arium’ is defined as a container to keep something in. This blog, Sanctuary, is a safe place to store a wide array of thoughts. This blog was created to provide information to reflect on, in the face of a very complex world.
My name is Rose. I would describe my myself as a creative and inquisitive person. There are many topics that spark my interest. I often wonder why things are the way they are and how they came to be what they are now. I think about how there are certain things in life that make life easier, while some things are left unanswered for a time. I walk the line between being an optimist and cynic, depending on the topic that arises. My views are influenced by my biography. I grew up in East Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where the pretty, the ugly and the creative collide to make something uniquely beautiful. I compare my childhood neighbourhood to the the Japanese aesthetic, Wabi-Sabi. In his book, Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, author Leonard Koren, describes the aesthetic as “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” So much of the information we stumble upon is much like the concept of Wabi-Sabi, “”imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” How we interpret information is what matters, as it encourages a search for more meaning and understanding.
I hope, in my musings and mind quests, you will be inspired to contemplate the ins-and-outs of the world we all live in. I hope the information found here, sparks in you a need to pursue your own search for knowledge, meaning and understanding. I think we all benefit from each and everyone’s engagement in such a task.