“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good8/15/2021, 5:01:49 PM
“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” -The Hobbit . Last week my bestie @thuycup bought me this stunning, clothbound, illustrated edition of The Hobbit JUST FOR BABYSITTING HER CHILD for two hours. . She’s set a new precedent. I babysit for books now. . This is one of the editions that I’ve had on my list for a long while now and I’m realizing that, while I’ve never thought of myself as a collector of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, I’ve got three box sets of LoTR, and four editions of The Hobbit, plus the graphic novel. (not to mention the Tolkien Bestiary and Tolkien A-Z that are part of my wizards library) . The collector monster cracked his eye open, and the next thing I know it’s burning bright like the eye of Sauron in my mind. So even though I beat it back into a manageable submission, I know that I’m going to be actively keeping my eye out for cool editions now. (especially with Tolkien week coming up in September. Who is to stop me from going crazy after I’ve had one too many breakfasts that week from buying all the editions?) . So I’m celebrating the addition of this lovely with some Hobbit riddles. Do you know the answer? . It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. . OR . This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.