This time last year I had a sense of the kind of season that 2016 would be, but I did not know the how deeply the experiences of… 3,812 more words
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It’s Christmas Eve, and my sisters are in bed, trying to fall asleep so that Santa will come sooner and they can open their presents while my mom, stepdad, and myself are too tired to remember what it was like to wake up Christmas morning at 9 and 12. 1,766 more words
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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 joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.
J.R.R. Tolkien was a man who worked to create a mythology for his own nation of England. That was the driving thought behind his entire work, and the reason why his world-building was so extensive and stretched across three ages in his world, including his own version of the creation story. 1,055 more words