And reflecting on recent news, I do have to say that sometimes the idea that death is a gift to mortals makes very much sense. He didn't say exactly who the gift was for anyway. I must remember to make Iluvatar an offering for this.
In other news, can you believe it has been five years since I returned to this very Shire? Well, it has. How turbulent those first 2 years of my return were, and yet marvelous and grand in a some what sick kind of way. Ah, Nostalgia! How the world was changing then without a dressing room in sight, and we were too horrified with fascination to look away, I suppose.
Lately, I am working on my book about the hobbits of Umbar, housekeeping with my smialmates, tending my houseplants--I so wish I had the Gamgee touch with the garden outdoors--it so needs work.
Well, I have a box of Grey Istari's Best and the matchstick Kevin brought to set them off. Who wants to help me light them? Oh, what fun this will be!