So Long, J.R.R. Tolkien

Rest in Peace, Mr. Tolkien.  We owe you a lot.

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September 2nd marks the 45th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s journey on to a different place, something he described as a gift of Illuvatar in his subcreation.  Man is not bound to this earth, but is granted a new step when his earthly days are over.  Something to look forward to, I guess.

Somewhat timely was the release of “The Fall of Gondolin” yesterday, completing the cycle of the three main stories that go before the Lord of the Rings.  We don’t have a copy yet, but it is on my birthday wish list.  Something else to look forward to, I guess.

We remember our ancestors best on the day they passed away.  Rest in Peace, Mr. Tolkien.  We owe you a lot.

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Tolkien’s grave at Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford, UK

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