January 3, 2012 by Amie M
JRR Tolkien, the Father of Middle Earth was born on this day, January 3rd in 1892. A Great War veteran who saw and did much in his life created The Hobbit originally as a story for his beloved children.
He created a great, complex world that satisfies all curiosities of love, honour, valour, religion, family, trust and friendship. The world of Middle Earth is a land we all have heard of. From hobbits to elves, from orcs to oliphants, Tolkien was the father of the great works of fantasy.
Paul and I unintentionally had a Tolkien weekend. We watched the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies to relax our way into the New Year. My favourite quote from the trilogy will always be:
“It’s a dangerous business, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Frodo Baggins of Bilbo Baggins, in The Lord of the Rings.
This is rather fitting for my hopes of 2012. Adventure awaits!