The Professor

“Not all who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Forest

The Hobbit will be in theatres as early as next week much to the delight of J.R.R. Tolkien fans.  I first read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was fifteen and have come back time and time again to revisit the land of Middle Earth.  J.R.R.Tolkien or the Professor as many called him, created elaborate legends which included dwarfs, elves, hobbits, trolls, orcs, goblins, wizards and the ring of power. He has been regularly condemned by some in the English literature establishment, but loved by millions of readers worldwide.

The Professor’s writing style was complex, detailed, even rambling.  And yet, his messages are simple, clear, and powerful. This week, I want to explore some themes that have inspired me on my journey.

17 thoughts on “The Professor

  1. I believe, as many others do, that Tolkien was a genius. He created worlds and languages and stories that were totally unique. He was an influence in his personal relationships as C.S. Lewis describes so well.

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    • I agree! In fact, one of The Professor’s quotes says it better than I could: “I wish life was not so short, he thought. Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.”

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