querencia (n.) /keˈrensja/
Querencia is a metaphysical concept, an idea, that within us all, and within the natural and supernatural worlds, we have a safe place, a haven.
Q GLOBAL AMBASSADORS
DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON
by Ernest Hemingway
"A querencia is a place the bull naturally wants to go to in the ring, a preferred locality... It is a place which develops in the course of the fight where the bull makes his home. It does not usually show at once, but develops in his brain as the fight goes on. In this place he feels that he has his back against the wall and in his querencia he is inestimably more dangerous and almost impossible to kill."