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


  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!

  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???

  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!

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