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Birthday Bagginses

Happy Birthday Bagginses 2017, with jan-u-wine’s ‘A Birth Day for Heroes’, art by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Posted on 2017.09.22 at 09:40


jan_u_wine at 2017-09-23 13:39 (UTC) (Link)
ASD......I can only echo what Mech says....the beauty of your comment (and the resonance of hers, echoing back) is just ....well, wondrous. I am not certain if Tolkien purposefully left those spaces, but he was such a careful and thorough writer that I have to believe so. And certainly his writing style and his style as an artist are similar in this way, engaging the viewer in so many different manners.

And look what his crafting engendered: this conversation, and a million others....the Music (and Light) of them traveling outward, forever....

"your comments - and not just about illustration - make me think but also expand my heart. Thank you. :)"

Amen and amen. And thank you again!

PS: you have seen/read his "Father Christmas Letters"? And/or "Mr. Bliss", "Roverandom"......certainly children's books that he illustrated. (and, of course, "The Hobbit" was meant as a children's book. It kind of makes me wonder if he always didn't live in the world of a child, at least in his most interior self.

Edited at 2017-09-23 01:43 pm (UTC)
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