Monasteries are places of of peace. They are safe, hospitable, and accepting to the hurting. Refreshing, relaxing, and meditative for the weary. They are places of focus and meaningful, beautiful work for those who live there. They remind me of what Eden must have been like.
I have a lot to learn from the monks. Living in a city, raising a daughter, and working in entertainment make each of these things even more valuable to me and my family. So this is my journey towards making home a haven of peace and rest in a hectic, stressed out world.