words of encouragement (?) from Mom

My mother sent me this the other day.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” [Bilbo] used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

–from The Fellowship of The Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

A page or two earlier, I found this.

“The road goes on forever,” said Pippen; “but I can’t without a rest. It is high time for lunch.”

So we will just try and keep both sentiments in mind.


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