Today is J. R. R. Tolkien’s Birthday! Tolkien was born on Jan. 3, 1892 in South Africa. Crazy, huh? I used to think he was born in England or something. But still, That is cool.
We know Tolkien as a Soldier in World War 1, a Famous Fantasy author, and an Inkling. We Thank him for serving his Country and for The Lord of the Rings and many other books by him.
So everybody, Here’s to The Professor!
When J. R. R. Tolkien was 7 years old, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote his first work of fiction, which a “green great Dragon”. Sadly, when his mother corrected him, and told him it was great green dragon, Tolkien was so discouraged that he put away his fledgling work, and didn’t try another attempt to write for many more years.
Wow. This shocked me. J. R. R. Tolkien is known as the author of The Lord of the rings, and the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion, and many more works that I, and many more fans, enjoy reading over and over again. And when this “incident” happened, it could have ended Tolkien’s career as an author.
I’m so happy he began writing again.
If you don’t know, I am a huge Tolkien fan. So I follow the Hobbit tag on my reader, and I came across a post from GlorytoGodAlone. It is a picture of Thorin Oakenshield, and a quote he said while he was dying. I can’t reblog on my kindle, so I just copied the image. Here it is:
After I read this post, I remembered a verse from Proverbs.
Wisdom is more precious than jewels, and all your desires can’t equal it.
– Proverbs 3:15
I know it’s talking about songs and food over gold, but please bear with me. It would be an even merrier place if we place Wisdom and God over Gold.
Thank you, GlorytoGodAlone for making this picture. It is a really cool picture, and I’m happy you followed my blog. I’ll be sure to browse around your blog as well.