“A quality of attention has been given to you when you turn your head the whole world leans forward”

~ William Stafford

Anchor-hold, n:

1. Nautical. The hold or grip that an anchor takes; ground, conditions, or a place suitable for anchoring vessels.

2. figurative. A basis of confidence or security; a point clung to for support or stability, esp. in an otherwise uncertain situation; a firm hold in such a point.

3. An anchorite’s cell or retreat.