(n.) A place where one can be one’s most authentic self -- a place where one feels most at home, safe, comforted, and strong.
Rarely do we encounter such a gentle yet powerful word.
To describe best the beautiful Spanish concept of querencia, Wordeby's defers to Hemingway:
"A querencia is a place the bull naturally wants to go to in the ring, a preferred locality... It is a place which develops in the course of the fight where the bull makes his home. It does not usually show at once, but develops in his brain as the fight goes on. In this place he feels that he has his back against the wall and in his querencia he is inestimably more dangerous and almost impossible to kill."
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon
🦋 ART: "Summer" (1896) Alphonse Mucha
🦋 STYLE: Art Nouveau
🦋 NATIONALITY: Czech