all that is gold does not glitter

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who 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.

J.R.R. Tolkien

This one means a lot to me. I even have the second line on the back of my Jeep.

For a while I forgot where the line even came from, until I was reminded of the poem in Lord of the Rings. So there you go. Decades of memory float up and reveal themselves. Amazing how we keep it all.


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