MIAGD: Personal sanctuaries

MIAGD: make it a great day

The rain is taping on the tent, the mourning dove is cooing, Shroyer Road is busy with traffic, and the wind pushes the metallic tubes into one another. 


The deck is my sanctuary.  Some might call it my “man cave,” but it is so much more.

It’s a place where my body finds rest.  

It’s a filling station where my energy can be replenished. 

It’s my personal temple for meditation.

It’s that still place to which I can unleash my mind, or that place where I can charge my creative juices for writing.  

A friend of mine from Muncie, Jan Richard, has a beautiful, large, screened in gazebo on her property. This where I learned the art of having my own sanctuary. Jan is absolutely perfect. I am quite certain it is her “go to place.”

I remember my Ball State Univeristy music professor, Fritz Mountford, explaining to me the importance of having a sanctuary, either external or internal. He explained that when he needed his quiet place, in his mind he could hear the squeaking inches of a screen door I have a home from his childhood out west.


We each need that sanctuary, that quiet place in which to seek, discover, heal, recharge, release, know quiet, and practice our deep breathing.  It can be a physical place we go to, or a quiet place within.

While you are searching for, or enjoying your own sanctuary of peace and quiet, don’t forget to make it a great day, Folks!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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