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— C.S. Lewis
Itsy Bitsy French Horn!!!!! O.O I would love to have this. Its so cute!!!!
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Me. Every. Morning.
So I finished The Lord of the Rings. It was great and it really put me in the fantasy mood. Tolkien is a wonderful story weaver and has an imagination like no one else. However, I have two complaints:
- Tolkien assumes that the reader will remember all of the obscure names and history he presents. This makes the books somewhat confusing unless the reader takes notes. It would have been nice to have been reminded every once in a while.
- Personally, I feel both like Tolkien crammed a whole series into four little books, and also like a fourth of each book was meaningless babble about travel. I suppose it’s because I’m not used to older writing style, but I feel like he spent sometimes too little time focusing on important things or was too vague on the important things, and that he spent too much time focusing on the unimportant things (like travel). Most of my reading seemed more to rely on vague impressions of what Tolkien was getting at instead of concrete pictures. But I suppose that may just be me.
And no, I have nothing more interesting to say. I finishes the hobbit and I’m almost finished with the fellowship. However, I did notice that the poem Frodo do writes after Gandalf’s death describes the Doctor quite well :P
My pastor made a really shocking but obvious point the other day—the sort of thing that changes your life because its been right in front of you but you never reached out and grasped it before. Able’s sacrifice was better than Cain’s because Able sacrificed his very best; he did without because he was thankful to have anything at all. Cain gave what he had left, and took the best for himself….he thought he deserved it. So, perhaps what is really missing from modern Christianity is sacrifice. Sacrifice of time, of wealth, of wants, even of dreams….a people that sacrifices until it hurts, because they are thankful that they are shielded from the hurt that they deserve…a people that worships with abandon.
I seem to be getting increasingly lazy. I literally just don’t want to do anything but read or watch TV. I can’t call this “school burnout” any longer. This is just lack of self discipline. I am completely pathetic.
So, today’s the first day of FinishYear. I’ve already sort of failed, but I ended up with a blasted headache that WILL NOT go away so I guess it’s not my fault. I was going to use today for a planning day, but that looks slim until the throbbing in my temples goes away.
On a side note, has anybody else ever noticed that just about everybody and their brother wants to keep up a blog? I’m a small fish in a big sea! But ah well. It’s not so important that this blog is popular as it is that it is out there. Also, everyone thinks they are going to write a book. I highly doubt that many people ever get very far (haha, that’s me right now! I’m one of the majority!) or even finish at all, and then an even smaller number probably ever get published and an even smaller number ever gain popularity. That’s very humbling :)