Querencia

A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self. It is a metaphysical concept in the Spanish language. The term comes from the Spanish verb “querer” which means “to desire“. In bullfighting, a bull may stake out his querencia, a certain part…

Origin

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a…