I’ve been out of the regular routine for this month of February, some of it leave time, some of it working on long range stuff. This past month has been a respite of hope and healing on a journey that I think will be long. My hope is that it is like when Frodo and Sam meet Faramir unlooked for in the woods of Ithilien; my fear is that it is Galadriel’s Lorien, or even Elrond’s Rivendell.
The scariest thought is that this might be Butterbur’s Bree! To think Weathertop and the Fords of Bruinen and Moria might still be ahead seems a little much. I’d prefer to think those three are behind. Not that Cirith Ungol and Mt. Doom are a cakewalk, but I’d like to think I’m at least to Eastern Gondor on my quest.
(Apologies to the non-Tolkien junkies out there…)