I am doing a personal study of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth through The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the appendixes, and The Silmarillion…it provokes a lot of deep thought in me…I want to be able to discuss more about what’s going on in my head soon. One thing I want to say is that it seems to be a story of the “breaking of the world” (a phrase I got from him) and the struggle to find whole ness and redemption. That is an oversimplification but a lot of it has to do with healing of what has been broken basically, and how it broke and where things came from, and hope and renewal out of destruction and primal fear and despair, and the roots of that hope and renewal and it’s being reawoken.
September 30, 2013