Sanctuary: refuge: a shelter from danger or hardship.
Monday, my sanctuary was in my bedroom with the window blinds open to let in the light and the view of the trees, the window air conditioner on to bring on a cool breeze, the bed with all its' sheets, pillows and covers properly placed and the latest read from the Better Homes and Gardens magazine. All was somewhat quiet and relaxed. It didn't last long, but for howcver short a time it was, it was still my sanctuary for the day.
"Sanctuary...is a word which here means a small, safe place from a troubling world. Like an oasis in a vast desert or an island in a stormy sea." Lemony Snicket