The Wearing of Time on Mortal-Immortal Relationship

Sometimes, in reading a work of literature, I encounter a snippet of wording which illuminates a previously unnoticed pattern in another work.  This was the case with a particular reference in W.B. Yeats’ preface to Lady Gregory’s translation of the Finn Cycle to the degradation of the mortal-immortal relationship over the course of Irish mythology.  … Continue reading The Wearing of Time on Mortal-Immortal Relationship

Rereading The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, Part 1: The Hobbit (Raw Reflections)

Hello, my friends, This fall I have been re-treading the paths of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  My brother is taking a Socratic discussion1 course on these works and I leapt at the opportunity to reread them.  As I finish each book, I will share with you the thoughts that come to … Continue reading Rereading The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, Part 1: The Hobbit (Raw Reflections)