Finding inexpressible joy within the pages of faerie story

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy stories again.” ~C. S. Lewis “The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both … Continue reading Finding inexpressible joy within the pages of faerie story

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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

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