A light in dark places

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. J.R.R. Tolkien. The Fellowship of the Ring I love this Tolkien quote. It seems quite appropriate for the dark times in which we live. There is a lot of Christian allegory in Tolkien’s LOTR, I think, and this quoteContinue reading “A light in dark places”

Not all who wander are lost

This quote from J.R.R. Tolkien is one of my favorites. One of the heroes of his epic stories is a man who has spent many long years in lonely exile, wandering the wilderness, and this line is from a poem about him. Aragorn is born a king but does not achieve that status until muchContinue reading “Not all who wander are lost”

The road

Books that I have read again and again, other than the Bible, are few and far between. Among them, though, are Tolkien’s masterpieces including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As my family and I prepare for a long road trip, my thoughts turn to a poem about traveling that is mentionedContinue reading “The road”