epic. dark.

Dead Children dreams
briefly disrupted
by Epic Adventuring--

Middle Earth proverb
Escaping goblins
to be caught by wolves!

Has been translated
Out of the frying-pan
Into the Fire--

Modern Earth epic:
It seems that We
have been caught by wolves.

We took our children to see The Hobbit yesterday. I've read it twice with them in the past couple months, and last night they asked to read again the chapter called "Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire." I hope you recognize that the middle two stanzas here are taken directly from Tolkien's language in the book.

Our children know nothing of the horror in Newtown, Connecticut this weekend, and we hope to keep it that way. Because children should be innocent, viewing our world with wonder and the possibility of epic adventure. Sending love and healing thoughts to Newtown.