“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty forever beyond it’s reach” -The Lord of the Rings, Book 6, Chapter 3, In the Land of Shadow. #thisismordor#dying#nakedinthedark#frodolives . Someday this city will return to its beauty, whether the people destroy it or die off instead is still unknown. I love you Smog Lake, but this is unlivable.
Happy Birthday to the best friend a girl could ask for. I have been so blessed to know you and grow up with you. You have stood by my side and supported me through so much that I could never cease to thank you. I love you like a sister I never had (or my bro that was abducted by aliens) #justlikejared#frodolives#faintingatswitchfoot#heritage#darecamp
Every year around now, I find myself reaching for The Hobbit. Maybe it's the weather, but I identify with the contrasting themes of a longing for home (and eggs and bacon) and a desire for adventure. And now, at a time in life when brain space is a valuable commodity, it's comforting, even therapeutic, to hack away at an old favourite.
I have (at least) three copies, but this is the one I like the most. One December after a move, @somekindofsunshine found this and A Canticle for Liebowitz (another fav) at a used bookstore when everything else was packed away. I don't think I've ever been so excited about a Christmas present.
I also dig the amazingly half-assed 80's cover art. What are you reading?
“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...” J. R.R. Tolkien
Parenting makes me question myself all the time. But then there’s moments like this... like when my seven year old brings home a family portrait with the eye of Sauron in the middle 👁 🌋 that makes me feel like I must be doing something right😂. #frodolives