Good Morning!

“What do you mean?” he said. “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? “All of them at once,” said Bilbo.” Tolkein, The Hobbit

And so, I bid you a good morning!  I finally saw The Hobbit last night with a friend who, though had already seen it with his son, accompanied me to the 3 hour movie to see all of the spectacular 3D visuals of middle earth.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!  It only made me dizzy in a few spots which is a vast improvement over the Cloverfield debacle of 2008.  One of my favourite parts of the story is the stay at Rivendell.  Partly because 2 years ago, I stayed there.

That’s right.  I found a portal to the magical place of respite and wonder.  I found clarity and comfort there and was renewed to continue on the adventure of faith.  Now, my portal took on the appearance of a westjet flight, but was still magical in it’s own way (3 seats to myself!)  It was a gorgeous place in the mountains full of deep magic where I fell in love with God and life again after some very weary years.  Now, when I need to rest, I simply recall the feel of that place and the wind as it blew through the trees down the mountainside.  Someday I will return there, but right now – “I’m on an adventure!!”   Where is your place of respite?

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