Sea glass and shells are collected on a small altar in yoga instructor Melanie Fawer's New Orleans Home.
Advocate staff photo by SOPHIA GERMER.
They are increasingly common, but still one of a kind. Sacred spaces aren’t quite as prevalent as in-house offices and workout rooms, but a designated place for quiet reflection at home is a priority for many people.
What often marks these spaces is a personal altar, one that is as distinctive as the person using it.
Although most people associate altars with churches, temples and shrines, altars in the home are more like the mute button on a smartphone or the pause button on a Roku. The streaming halts, and incoming calls are silenced.