Many years ago I toured a vineyard in Napa Valley with a dear friend that makes an incredible champagne called Querencia. It was literally the most magical substance I had ever tasted, and I was completely enamored with the name. Querencia is a metaphysical concept in the Spanish language that describes a place where one feels safe, a place from which one's strength of character is drawn, a place where one feels at home.
As we in the U.S. enjoy Thanksgiving this year, I wish each of you querencia wherever you are. If things are challenging for you right now, remember that querencia is also an inner space you can lean into. If you are with people you love, celebrate and appreciate the qualities of home they bring to your life. I am personally grateful to all of you for surrounding my life with so much beauty, community, strength and joy.
I recently completed the painting above and it is entitled 'Home.' It is filled with these qualities of querencia. More information about it is available HERE.
May you have plenty of all the goodness life can offer, may you find joy in the simple things, and may you share your abundance with those around you. Happy Thanksgiving!!