Thursday, September 10, 2009

The "Tookish" Side of Bilbo Baggins

"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 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 the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick."-from The Hobbit by Tolkien

(painting by Frederick Church "Twilight in the Wilderness 2)

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