I need a little vacation. I need to get out of Dodge for a spell. I need to go someplace where I do not have to worry about anything other than avoiding orcs and a few grumpy dwarves.
A couple of days ago I commenced a re-reading of the Lord of the Rings. Yes, yes, I am a Ringer. I’ve read the trilogy before, as well as the Hobbit. I’ve seen all the movies—the extended director’s cut with all the bonus material —many times over. I’ve read parts of the Silmarillion. I have not read Children of Hurin, The Unfinished Tales, and the Middle Earth histories. My plan is to get through all of these if I can.
My journey may take just a couple of weeks, several months, or a year. Circumstances may draw me back to the real world, but I hope that I can go there and back again before that happens.
“I’m having an adventure!” — Bilbo (from the first Hobbit movie) .
Note: if you’re a Ringer too, you may be interested in going to the resource page at the Tolkien Society. I’m like a kid in a toy store there: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/links/