As I've said in the past, I love to read. And, as I've admitted in the past, I love me some fantasy. My dad's in large part to thank for this. One of the first memories I can recall is my dad reading The Hobbit to me as a bedtime story when I was a small child. Since then, I've loved J.R.R. Tolkien and the world he created in Middle-Earth. (Honestly, I'd live in the Shire in a heartbeat, if only I could find the darn place.) There's also the fact that I grew up with a giant map of Middle-Earth hanging on the wall of my childhood playroom. Oh, and my dad just happened to have drawn said map by hand himself. (Was my dad fan-boying Tolkien or what?)
Before I get any more long-winded and bore you to tears, let me get to the point. I am a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings. While picking an absolute favorite passage or quote from this tome of a series would be impossible, I can tell you that one of my favorite excerpts from the famous trilogy is the following poem:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Profound stuff, huh? Well, for today's Caturday Art drawing, I exploited my girl Thimble to illustrate my favorite line of that above poem.
If I'm remembering correctly, I've mentioned before that my girl Thimble has a habit of wandering the halls of our home every night. During her wanderings, she'll converse with walls and closet doors, find and bat at toys that cross her path, swat at any fursibs that pass by, and of course wander and wander some more. The quote as illustrated above always come to my mind whenever Thimble starts on her nightly wanderings. After all, the determined look on her adorable face always tells me that my little whiskered wanderer has a purpose. So, long story shot, this drawing happened.
Are any of our furiends out there wanders?
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