“Not sure if it is the key, or the emotional attachment to the story, but this still gives me chills listening to it.
I posted that on FB shortly after seeing “The Hobbit” in the Theater for the 2nd time.
A few days later I posted this:
“This must be it:
As they sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving through him, a fierce and a jealous love, the desire of the hearts of dwarves. Then something Tookish woke up inside him. And he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine trees and waterfalls, and explore caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking stick.”
That passage has always stayed with me, even after reading it.
I read The Hobbit early in my lifetime. And again after High School and again after college. It is a story that I have always been emotionally attached to. It is a story about life. Primarily the great question of whether we should sit comfortably in our homes and be content with such a life OR venture out into the unknown in search of fortune and adventure…which is dangerous and scares the hell out of MOST of us.
Seeing it on the big screen, and so expertly done (in my opinion) brings that lump in the throat of a proud parent watching his child take it’s first steps.
I am tied to it.
My favorite passage from it, which I quote all the time is this:
“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit.
What an amazing line. Of course, Bilbo is talking about being in the Shire again after traveling back from Lonely Mountain..and surviving The Battle of the Five Armies.
But it has a special meaning that applies to everyday life. However bad it seems, it will pass.
I thought about it for a while and could not get this music and the idea of the story out of my head. Then it dawned on me…and I posted this.
That really was quite a correlation to draw. But I believe it is true.
For me anyway.