Just because something shines does not mean that it is made of gold. Wait, watch; and if you see it begin to tarnish, go find something else instead. Love, Freya
I’m rewatching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for the billionth time, and I’m realizing again how much Tolkien really got the feel of Anglo-Saxon and Germanic literature, the way a lot of people throughout the centuries got Greek philosophy, religion, science, math, etc. Not surprising, given that he was a professor of it, but still–so cool! So of course this Love note brought to mind his famous “All that glitters” poem:
- All that is gold does not glitter,
- Not all those who wander are lost;
- The old that is strong does not wither,
- Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
- From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
- A light from the shadows shall spring;
- Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
- The crownless again shall be king.
- Wizards, dwarves, elves, quests, heroism, runes, gold lust, dragons, riddle games, orcs, trolls … You’re welcome, world.