My dear [readers, followers, commenters, fellow Tolkienites, scholars, movie mavens, canon mavens and adventurers in the perilous realm].
[Today I have reached my one hundred and eleventh post: Wandering Paths is eleventy-one today]!
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I shall not keep you long. I have called you all together for a Purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes! First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that eleventy-one [posts] is too [few to explore the perilous realm]…[with] such excellent and admirable [readers].
I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Secondly, to celebrate [this milestone in the history of Wandering Paths].
…Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an announcement. I [am pleased] to announce that – though, as I said, eleventy-one [posts] is far too [few] to spend among you – this is [not the end]. [You’re stuck with me]. I am [not] going [anywhere]. (LotR 29-30)
Thank you all for your continued readership and support. Your presence is what keeps Wandering Paths alive. I began the blog to share the applicability I’ve found in Tolkien’s work in hopes of inspiring others to a greater appreciation of his work. In particular, I’d like to thank the members of the Grey Havens Group, who have graciously accepted me into the fold and given much fodder for new posts.
I’ve been looking forward to creating this toast; here’s to eleventy-one posts and to eleventy-one more. Thanks for joining me in the journey!
P.S. I’ve done a little house-keeping, so now all post links are up to date for my Reading The Hobbit Series. I have also added a new page devoted specifically to reviews. Take a peak and catch up on anything you’ve missed.