An important day in history, at least IMHO. Tolkien’s 125th Birthday.
My only regret is that, a few years ago, I was visiting a blog run by an English professor. That is, a literature professor from England. He is a fan of Tolkien, too. But he did a post, almost apologetically, in which he declared that most don’t associate Tolkien with deep thinking.
I still want to go back and ask him exactly what he considers to be deep thinking? Someday I might. For now, none of that. We’ll break out the ale and the pies, chip the glasses and crack the plates, and settle down for a nice read from the tale of tales.
Bonus fun stuff: