Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Single Dream

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."  - J. R. R. Tolkien

I love "The Lord of the Rings" much more than any other book series out there!  Nothing can surpass it.  I do love Harry Potter, but there's something more about Frodo's journey and Aragorn that I love more.  Not to say that one is less a greater work of fiction, but in my opinion, I love Tolkien's story more.  I've been thinking a lot about my trip to New Zealand next year and I see clips of The Lord of the Rings everywhere, Frodo and Sam traveling across that beautiful country that I will get to see.  I can't imagine it!  But it's very exciting.  It's almost August and next August, instead of packing for another apartment, I'll be moving to another country.  It's all very exciting.

I love this quote from J.R.R. Tolkien about how a single dream is better than a thousand realities.  I would rather have a dream to be something than to live for a thousand lives with no dream.  We're here because we have a dream to be an author.  In some ways we are already authors because we write.  We dream of being published and whether it comes true or not.  We dream. :)

I must read more of Tolkien's beautiful words before I fall asleep tonight.

Day 20 - Word count:  37,235

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful quote! How exciting to live in a different country! I still remember when I first came to the US and how everything felt so surreal at first.

    Sweet dreams and goodluck!

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  2. I've never heard that quote before. I'm going to write it down, especially since it's from Tolkien and he's one of my all-time favorite authors. Can I come to New Zealand with you???

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  3. @cherie - I am very excited to move to New Zealand in 12 months! :) Thanks!

    @Caitlin - I had never heard of that quote until today and I just had to share it. :) He's my all-time favorite author. I'll pack you in my suitcase!

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  4. YAY! I'm small so I won't even take up much room ;)

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