‘I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
‘All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The crownless again shall be king.’
– J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)
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One of my all time favourite quotes! Tolkien is one of the only people that Continue reading
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You get a gold star if you can tell me where that quote comes from.
So my presence on the interwebs has been almost non-existent over the past few weeks. I’m sure you’ve all missed me interrupting your busy schedules with my bookish babble. I mean, it’s not like you have lives to attend to right? You’re all just sitting there refreshing your email wistfully hoping one of my blogs will pop into your inbox.
Even though I haven’t been commenting on many of your blogs, I have been reading them, and silently appreciating what you have to say. I love chatting to you all, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to do it much lately.
The title of this post popped into mind because it’s a round about/cryptic way of saying Continue reading