In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… 75 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien got his first book published and the first door to Middle-earth eventually opened itself to the world. Generations have been reading and loving the story about the ordinary and pacific hobbit that suddenly saw himself taking part of an exciting and perilous adventure that required him to found within courage that was first unknown. But what’s the reason behind it’s huge success? In my humble opinion, as a fierce reader, J.R.R. Tolkien brought back the ingenious and meaningful fairy-tales to the world, a story ingrained in life lessons such as friendship, loyalty, bravery, endurance and faith, a story that everyone can relate to. And that’s the magic of it: discovering you’re much more than you thought you were when facing difficult times. Thanks J.R.R. Tolkien, once again. Happy 75th Anniversary of the Hobbit Publication! AND MERRY TOLKIEN WEEK!
- The time of the Elves is over — my people are leaving these shores. Who will you look to when we’ve gone? The Dwarves? They hide in their mountains seeking riches — they care nothing for the troubles of others.