In one sense, at the core of sanctuary is the failed quest to find home in the places we live. For centuries, millions have sought refuge from genocide, violence, economic loss, and political oppression, forced to venture into unfamiliar places. Some have climbed mountains, some have swum the seven seas, others have crossed deserts to save their families and the their communities’ lives. Millions have been forced to leave when their ancestral lands were destroyed; others have fled refugee camps that had become too dangerous to remain in, leaving generations of descendants with an insatiable yearning to return home. Displacement is a embodied experience, imprinted on our bones. Since the advent of nations and boundaries, the discarded have left home and their descendants have sought to find it again. — from Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel