While reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me last year, I came across a passage where he talked about his Mecca. He is encouraging his son to find his, described as a place that transformed you, made you better, pushed and challenged you, and that you can’t escape.
For Coates, his Mecca was - and is - Howard University. But where is yours?
Do you have a place that utterly changed you and left you different than before? Is there a place now you can return to for wisdom or support, guidance or stimulation? Do you have a sanctuary or a respite? What about a paradise or a solace?