Today the Movie Tolkien is out for streaming. Of course I bought it, and have watched it again.
It got me wondering about his fellowship. And I ordered his friend’s book of poetry, “A Spring Harvest” by Jeffery Bache Smith. It’s actually available on Amazon, probably because JRR Tolkien wrote the forward.
Tolkien was required reading for me in 7th grade…..The Hobbit was my entree into Tolkien’s world.
My family had just moved to Texas, and I didn’t have any friend yet, so I found my friends in books. What a better way to enjoy friends than to disappear into Middle Earth and travel along with Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves of Erebore.
What I adored the most was the sense of honor, nobility, friendship, good vs evil, the contributions all can make. Oh, plus the language, the poetry, were big attractions for me. It was simple, but really compelling language that still speaks to kids today.
Reading more, and learning more about Tolkien has been fabulous.
I found this quote that I thought was perfect for today.