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Roads Go Ever Ever On

I am not a devotee of the LOTR trilogy. In fact, the movies put me to sleep.

However, I have been to Middle Earth (aka New Zealand), and I fell in love with that beautiful country.

Images by RJM
Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand

Today, September 22nd, is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. In their honor, I share the following …

As Bilbo Baggins returns home following his quest, he stops and expresses his gratitude for the completion of his journey.

Roads go ever ever on,

Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,

By streams that never find the sea;

Over snow by winter sown,

And through the merry flowers of June,

Over grass and over stone,

And under mountains in the moon.

 

Roads go ever ever on

Under cloud and under star,

Yet feet that wandering have gone

Turn at last to home afar.

Eyes that fire and sword have seen

And horror in the halls of stone

Look at last on meadows green

And trees and hills they long have known.

(“The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien)

Happy Birthday, Bilbo and Frodo! May your road always lead you to the place that you love!

By Jeri Murphy

Traveler, photographer, wedding officiant, blogger. Mother, friend, explorer ... that's just a little about me!

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