Happy Birthday to J. R. R. Tolkien – Maker of Magic

As I watched the movie scene of Frodo’s ride into the shire and listened to the unforgettable music during that scene, I was forever touched by Tolkien.

First and Foremost, Tolkien had captured magic in his writing, and second, Peter Jackson had turned Tolkien’s magic into cinema, and third, Howard Shore spun Tolkien’s magic into song.

But again, first, there was J. R. R. Tolkien.

Today, on January 3, I want to celebrate Tolkien’s birthday.

J. R. R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892.