Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy birthday, Professor...

January 3rd is the birthday of the late Professor Tolkien, painter of the backdrops of my teenage imagination.


GreatBlueWhale said...

And I thought I was the only one celebrating.

Ken said...

I expect I'll turn one over later this evening.

karrde said...

In honor of the great man, I repeat some lines from the tail end of his great story:

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!
Let them a journey new begin,
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

Professor Tolkien has long since ended his journey on the The Road, but we still remember him fondly.

Don M said...

So, 5 years from now do we get to celebrate his Eleventy First birthday?

Matt G said...

"Tolkien's Webley .455 service revolver was put on display in 2006 as part of a Battle of the Somme exhibition in the Imperial War Museum..."
(From the Wikipedia article)

Man, tell me that wouldn't be a revolver to have in your collection...