Celestial Castles Beyond Our Own

To write of fairy tales is, as J.R.R. Tolkien once asserted, “a rash adventure.” For fairy tales are enigmas, difficult to define and impossible to believe. And yet we believe them, because they are ultimately more real that real life. They offer us a glimpse of a distant, approaching reality that we cannot see. This … Continue reading Celestial Castles Beyond Our Own

Why Legolas is Unnecessary

Literary Panic So, I called my brother in a literary panic the other day. Let me explain. I have realized that I read books differently than most people. Even, possibly, differently than most authors – though I don't personally know enough authors yet to confirm this. I like to read in order to hone and … Continue reading Why Legolas is Unnecessary