Tuesday, May 8, 2012

'Querencia' --- Tea Day

Happy Tea Tuesday!

The past few mornings,
I have sat out by the garden,
drinking tea and reading.

A friend of mine recently let me borrow a book
by an author I had not heard of....Steven Bodio.
The book is called

The word 'querencia',
 I have learned,
is hard to translate.
It is a place....
it is a feeling....
all in one.
Mainly it is where you feel safe and good.
Animals have querencia,
and so do we.

Click here...
to read a very good description of the word
and to find and describe your own querencia.

To me it is a metaphysical concept
of wanting to feel safe in something,
whether it be a physical place,
or something you do,
like writing, art, etc.
Where do you find your
Is it in people, places,
or something else?

 Come visit  all the Tea Tuesday bloggers
and our host Kimmie at

You can find your Querencia if you...

Savor the Day!


Healing Woman said...

I loved coming here and learning something new. My querencia is the ocean. Any ocean will do.

Thanks so much for sharing this book and concept Yvonne. If I use this word three time-it will be mine!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Yvonne! I keep saying how much I learn when I visit on Tea Tuesday, but this is wonderful. I have to believe I find my querencia within myself. And I feel safe when I make art, hold Bleubeard in my lap, and answer messages on my blog. Thank you for this. It was quite informative. Happy Tea today!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A new word to learn about -- cool!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I learned something again Yvonne!!

Halle said...

I'm in love with that chair!! The color and the vintage yumminess of it.
I always learn something when I visit your blog. Thank you for that.

~*~Patty S said...

So true that you learn something new each and every day Yvonne...thank you for sharing!

Love your turquoise chair...it's a classic!

Happy T day to you

Nathalie Thompson said...

I'm with Halle- I like your chair too! Great word. Querencia. Mine is at home, in the morning, at my dining room table, whther I am making art, browsing blogs or writing letters. A pot of tea is optional, but nice to have. ;)

Thanks for the word lesson!

Nancy said...

Happy Tea day :) I believe I have a few Querencia places...

kimmie said...

I have a friend whose name is Quirena - she goes by Cori which is much easier. I wonder if they are related words?

I think my Quirencia is when I lay my head down at night after a day well spent in love and kindness. A resting place I guess .....

Great question!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for giving and teaching me a new word...I am so busy I am almost afraid to sleep . But the work is taking patience and ficus so I am learning every day! Peace, Mary Helen

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Now that's a word I've not heard before. Very interesting essay. I would say that most days, my querencia is right here on this sofa, either blogging or crocheting, especially when all is quiet around me. I need quiet. I like to be at home. I also love nature but hard to enjoy it in this country. Like the writer said, I get very grouchy when I don't find my querencia every day. :) But I'm with Kimmie too. At night, the best thing of all is laying my head down on that pillow. Sleep, sweet sleep! Best wishes to you, Tammy