What Is Sanctuary, Anyway?

“You know how there’s the eye of the hurricane? You could be surrounded by the storm but there’s a place where it’s quiet and it’s tranquil, where you can still think. Where you can prepare yourself and meet with people, and come up with a strategy for defense and secure yourself. That’s what I think sanctuary really is.”

Trying to understand what it means to offer sanctuary these days is like chasing eels in a mud puddle. I tried my best with this piece, my first for Buzzfeed Reader.