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February 25, 2008

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bryan plymale

another day at the office, with the possibility of wiping away the mundane...

wishing you well on this new non-adventure

excellent post btw.

Meg

I'm sure that to your many friends in India life in backwoods Connecticut seems more than passing strange.

Justin

Strother: This was one of JRR Tolkien's favorite topics in the Lord of the Rings, which has several references to adventures beginning with the first step out of the door, and not knowing where they would lead. Some of this he captured in Bilbo's walking song:

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!
Let them a journey new begin,
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
Aday will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Hope all is well. I am just catching up on your blog and it appears you are back in the US. Would love to see you sometime soon.

-Justin

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