The better part of 2017 was spent on an adventure. An adventure to middle earth. The story of LOTR has been talked about by other bookworms before and I almost didn’t do a post about it because I kind of feel it is over done.
But it is overdone with reason.
This series, albeit long, is something everyone should read. The simplicity of the lifestyle that is uprooted for the greater good of the world. It’s affirming that stepping out of your comfort zone into the great unknown can be the best thing for you.
Everyone has a favorite from the book (or movie, whichever you prefer). Mine is Sam. Sam to me is the ultimate hero of the story. Continuing to save, help and be faithful to Frodo. He becomes something to aspire to be in all of his honesty and simplicity.
When I read the books, when I watch the movies, every time I envision or see the Shire, I get homesick for a place I have never physically been. I want the warmth and comfort of the friendship and the family. I want the safety and comfort of a little house in the side of a hill. I want to sit outside or by my fireplace all day only to be disturbed by taking another meal.
But then I remember, the point of it all is the adventure.
- “Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”
- “Moonlight drowns our all but the brightest stars.”
Pippin: “I didn’t think it would end this way.”
Gandalf: “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.”
Pippin: “What? Gandalf? See what?”
Gandalf: “White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.”
Pippin: “Well that isn’t so bad.”
Gandalf: “No, no, it isn’t.”
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Live your adventure,