friendship and tolkien # 2Posted: February 26, 2013
Sometimes books are friends.
It speaks to the power of the writer’s voice. The story, their worlds, lift us to another place and time. Sounds like magic to me, the magic of words.
In The Fellowship of the Ring the wise Elrond of Rivendell tells Frodo “You will meet many foes, some open, and some disguised; and you may find friends upon your way when you least look for it.
I have always liked that phrase. We do find friends in the most unusual of places. I can’t really define friendship, some people don’t posses the ability to befriend, but dogs do? All I know is, it’s a wonderful world.