Roads Go Ever On
Roads go ever ever on, over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone, by streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown, and through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone, and under mountains in the moon.
The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet, and whither then? I cannot say.
Roads go ever ever on, under cloud and under star,
Yet feet wandering have gone, turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen, and horror in the halls of stone,
Look at last on meadows green, and trees and hills they long have known.
“Gandalf looked at him. “My dear Bilbo!” he said. “Something is the matter with you! You are not the hobbit that you were.”
Thinking graciously over last year’s road and ever thankful that even though there were mountains, winter storms and bloody battles it was also sprinkled generously with summer flowers and green grass. And yes, I am changed, we are changed as we travel this road of life. Thank you Lord for grace new each day, present each moment. So cheers friend, and I leave you with this thought from J.R.R. Tolkien:
“There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.”
*Thank you for grace. Just a humble homemade video, squeals and laughter from the kids in the background (and a hamster too). An original song using the beautiful lyrics of Tolkien as inspiration for the melody.