Hobbit Day 2021

An invitation! All welcome.
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Niki Flow

Below is a sneak peek into Samwise Gamgee’s journal, illustrated by his daughter Elanor. Below that, why this challenge has been my passionate heartsong for the past 15 years.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

DAY 1 – SEPT. 23RD – 18 MILES
On September 23rd, early in the evening, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin slipped away from Bag End. (Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter 3, “Three Is Company”). The “official” story of their leaving is that Frodo is moving to Crick Hollow and Sam and Pippin are to accompany and help him. The real story is, Frodo is the bearer of the One Ring. He must take the Ring to Elrond in Rivendell while trying to stay hidden…

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“Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

ÉOWYN, DAY 20

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J. R. R. Tolkien

ÉOWYN, DAY 18

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“Ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakatuluk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.”  Dark Tongue of Mordor.

(“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all. and in the darkness bind them.”)

The Fellowship of the Ring, by JRR Tolkien

ÉOWYN, DAY 15

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“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo, — the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were…But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (Sam)

ÉOWYN, DAY 12

 

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“Above all shadows rides the sun and stars forever dwell:
I will not say the day is done nor bid the stars farewell.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien

ÉOWYN, DAY 11

 

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“Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

ÉOWYN, DAY 5