The pain of putting the undead to rest

“I really do wish to destroy it!” cried Frodo. “Or, well, to have it destroyed.  I am not made for perilous quests.  I wish I had never seen the Ring! Why did it come to me? Why was I chosen?” ~Frodo Baggins Last night I was plagued with terrible dreams; the kind of dreams that … Continue reading The pain of putting the undead to rest

Living beyond the “elves and dragons”

“There were some that shook their heads and thought this was too much of a good thing; it seemed unfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputedly) inexhaustible wealth” ~JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring I have to admit, excitement is starting to build.  In 18 days I will be … Continue reading Living beyond the “elves and dragons”

The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness

“Elves and Dragons, I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.  Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.” ~The Gaffer (Tolkien 24) When first hearing the word cancer, I had a very particular image form immediately in … Continue reading The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness