Three Courageous Tolkien Concepts
Too often, I can be a play-it-safe kind of person.
Good doors swing open. “Should I walk through?”
Roads diverge. “Which one shall I choose?” (Often, standing still and making no decision just feels easier.)
That unique invitation arrives. “Should I accept it?”
Go boldly, or play it safe? Move out in courageous perseverance or stay frozen in fear? Puzzling, pivotal moments of decision
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A very Happy Birthday to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who was born on 3 January 1892. May his books continue to experience many happy returns!On a related note, in a 1965 letter to Rayner Unwin, Tolkien asked, “Do you think you could mark the New Year by dropping the Professor? I belong to a generation which…
Please enjoy this excerpt of a discussion with Zan Campbell, founder of Fell & Fair concerning the upcoming Amazon series. Zan is a brilliant fan and student of Tolkien and his works and his company makes unique products that are rooted firmly in an accurate knowledge of Tolkien and his works.
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In the afterword of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Shippey writes:
“In a letter he wrote to his son Christopher in 1945, Tolkien remarked, ‘certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth. We all long for it, and are constantly glimpsing it’ (Letters, 110). He provided many glimpses of it himself.
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