“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
Enjoy Tolkien Reading Day–not just today, but most days! He is a master of prose and poetry, a skilled wordsmith who should be studied, discussed, and just plain enjoyed. I reread The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit every year, and I see and learn new things each time.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”