|Cutest hobbits ever, courtesy of @folowbredcrumbs|
All my favorite heroes and heroines had to, at some point, trek through the wilderness. Wonderful and scary things happened in that wilderness, and I wanted to find my own adventures there.
I do find my adventures now, and sometimes still with books. One of my favorite camping memories took place a few years ago in the pouring rain. ARA and I had had a beautiful day of hiking, but a storm rolled in just before sunset. Luckily, one of us almost always carries a paperback book on camping trips. We huddled in our tent, taking turns reading aloud from The Hobbit:
"...his hood was dripping into his eyes; his cloak was full of water; the pony was tired and stumbled on the stones; the others were too grumpy to talk. 'And I'm sure the rain has got into the dry clothes and into the food-bags,' thought Bilbo."
Rain isn't so bad. Let's just hope my luck holds, and that I never encounter an unhappy bear, a hungry troll, or a wicked witch.
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