In response to the Joseph Campbell quote, Emily wrote:
Did Joseph Campbell ever live in Manhattan? Perhaps he speaks of the metaphoric room or space where we are protected, nourished by unconditional love and buoyed by constant encouragement.
Several other comments in that post are worth reading; I hope you'll take a moment and scan through them.
I have possession of my Aunt's chamber in which...[there] is a pretty closet with a window that looks into her flower Garden. In this closet...I have a pretty little desk...where I write all my Letters and keep my papers unmollested by any one. I do not covet my Neighbours Goods, but I...have always had a fancy for a closet with a window which I could more peculiarly call my own.
May each of us make for ourselves a place where we can bring forth who we were meant to be.