Wordsmith Wednesday: J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”

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This week’s Wordsmith Wednesday comes from J. R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. It is a quote many of us have heard before and one that resonates deep within our minds.

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be the blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

Frodo needed these words of wisdom from Gandalf to persevere in his journey, no matter how perilous it may be. It is the possibility of a bright future, a light that will shine through, that keeps us moving. Sometimes we just need a reminder that we aren’t the only ones fighting this battle, that there is hope for a rewarding road in front of us as long as we take up the journey.

– KK

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