"Edith and Ronald took to frequenting Birmingham teashops, especially one which had a balcony overlooking the pavement. There they would sit and throw sugarlumps into the hats of passers-by, moving to the next table when the sugar bowl was empty."
Happy Tolkien Week
… Tolkien’s own misadventures with his first automobile, purchased in 1932, were the source of some of Mr. Bliss’s escapades. Tolkien was known to accelerate across busy intersections crying out ‘Charge ‘em and they scatter!’ and once knocked down a stone wall during a family vacation.
Today is the all-Ireland Gaelic Football Final. Despite history, from far away, I’m cheering for Donegal!
Reblogging because space!, Ireland, my Gaelic and Celtic roots, and the beauty of the North.
This is my confession. You must use it. Names, ships records, ports, people. Everything I remember is in here…. you must publish it… I couldn’t breath until I wrote this. ‘I once was blind, but now I see.’ Didn’t I write that too?
Yes, you did.
Well now at last, it’s true.
-John Newton; former slaver turned preacher & composer of ‘Amazing Grace’
"He’ll never make a Time Lord…"
This moment in the Empty Child went exactly through my mind during tonight’s magical episode. I know some might hate it, but I adore how much Moffat has always hinted at the Doctor’s origins without revealing too much.
I’ve been so friggin busy all day shooting my short film that I didn’t even get a chance to post this video on Tumblr yet. It’s pretty much everywhere else at this point, but what the hey. I’ll post it here, too, in case some of you tumblrers haven’t seen it yet.
Now my face is wet.
I somehow wouldn’t expect anything less epic from Craig…and yet still…I am astounded…and SO HAPPY.
EPIC. (I kind of knew this was going to happen, but I had no idea it would be so epic.)
Congrats, you’re making Fëanor look like Father of the Year.
- Gandalf, to Denethor, book V, chapter IV
What you do in the present—by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbour as yourself—will last into God’s future. These activities are not simply ways of making the present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether… They are part of what we may call building for God’s kingdom.