In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



... And the party through Will's lens

 ...looks like something Pippin would snitch, doesn't it?

 Katie's hobbit-hole / talan in all its beauty.

 "For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands." ~ Christina Rosetti

{someone to whisper in your ear
to laugh with in hysteria
to dance with, in a two-foot space
to work beside on sweaty days
and still retain some grace

someone who loves the things I love
fresh air, old books, the smells thereof
gesticulating through the lines
of Caesar's words, or Tempest scenes,
in various designs.~Livi}
Love you Sis!

~ This particular hobbit felt like a queen ~
 properly Lorien-ish if you ask me...
 (yes, I must have descended from the Stoors)

 Really and truly from my dear hobbit-friend?

 Really and truly.  Thank you Jodi!
 "On this occasion the presents were unusually good.  The hobbit-children were so excited that for a while they almost forgot about eating.  There were toys the like of which they had never seen before, all beautiful and some obviously magical.  Many of them had indeed been ordered a year before, and had come all the way from the Mountain and from Dale, and were of real dwarf-make."
--The long-expected party

We watched "Return of the King" afterward~
"Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life." 


Julian said...

Lovely. Lovely family, lovely food, lovely light, lovely birthday ,lovely love. Thankyou for sharing your lifes moments. Christina

Melissa said...

Your poem blows my mind. And warms my heart~~more than words can say. {Olivia Grace}. You are a beautiful soul. I love you.

Jodi said...

You are really truly welcome, my fellow hobbit. Please know that it is only with very special people that I share my feather collection. I agree with your mama about your poetry, and I pray the Lord will always give your words wings.

P.S. Will is quite the photographer. His photos are painterly.

Olivia said...

Thank you so much Jodi. I will treasure those gorgeous feathers!
A letter should be making its way to you, from here...

Fred & Leon said...

Beautiful. <3 And Livi now has that ship painting for her very own!!! You have no ideahow happy this makes me. ;)


Olivia said...

YOU make ME happy!
Miss you so much,

Fred & Leon said...

You're so sweet, Liv... <3 I miss you SO much too... and hope the Christmas trip works out!!!


Olivia said...

Me too!