As you walk through the desert of life, may you always find your oasis — a place where you can find safety and sustenance.

Although the literal meaning of oasis is "a green spot in the desert," it can also be used to describe a peaceful area in our everyday lives. Perhaps your home is your oasis, where you can escape life's rigors. An oasis refers to a location, but it can also be an imagined place — as in an acting exercise where an actor builds an imaginary oasis in his or her mind. The actor can then remember the image to relax on stage.

Definitions of oasis
  1. noun
    a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
    synonyms: haven
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    type of:
    a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  2. noun
    a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
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