I re-watched Fellowship of the Ring the other day. I meant to work while watching it, which was kind of a stupid thought because yah, it’s Frodo and Gandalf and the Nazgul and hey–we were going to see the elves, Mr. Frodo! What struck me, is how much I love these stories. How much I love fantasy, and how much the world of storytelling means to me. As a writer, as a reader, as a viewer. It makes me sad that paranormal is in a low point re: the world of bookselling, because it’s what I write and it’s what I love. But like all things, it will rise again at some time.
Anyway, my thought for the day is what Bilbo told Frodo:
“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.”
Yes, yes indeed. And that is what happens when you open the page to any book…when you press play for any movie…when you open the world of your imagination.